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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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No Power? No Problem! Queen Elizabeth Attends WI Meeting Despite Power Outage

  January 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm by

It was a Women’s Institute meeting of a different kind Thursday afternoon for the Sandringham chapter, as they welcomed Queen Elizabeth II for afternoon tea – in the darkness, thanks to a raging storm taking down power lines in the local area. The West Newton village hall where the meeting was held was lit with torches and iPhones as the Queen joined the ladies for tea and cakes, as she does annual … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Receive A Rapturous Welcome In Coventry

  January 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were treated to a rapturous welcome as they visited Coventry on Tuesday. Beginning at Coventry Cathedral, William and Catherine – wearing a hot pink Mulberry coat she first wore when pregnant with Princess Charlotte in late 2014 – had a brief walkabout to greet the large crowd that had come out to welcome them, before touring the Cathedral and the ruins of the original Cathedral … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte’s The Cambridge In Charge, According To The Queen

  January 15, 2018 at 11:30 am by

During a Bible presentation at Sandringham House on Sunday, Queen Elizabeth II revealed that her great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, is the ‘boss’ of her elder brother, Prince George. “It’s like that with Charlotte and George,” Her Majesty said to Ellen Clay after she asked whether her 10-year-old daughter, Emily, looked after her younger sister, and Mrs Clay replied with “It’s the other way around”. The Queen’s comment echoes comments made by the … Continue reading

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Zara Falls Ill, Misses Magic Millions Race Day On The Gold Coast

  January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am by

An unfortunate turn of events has led to Zara Tindall, ambassador for Magic Millions, missing the event’s flagship race that was held today, as she has been taken ill with a stomach bug. Her husband, Mike Tindall, said how Zara was “gutted” to be missing the event as he spoke with the media upon arrival at the Gold Coast Turf Club on the Gold Coast. “Zara really wanted to come to the … Continue reading

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Visit to Sri Lanka On The Agenda For The Wessexes

  January 12, 2018 at 6:23 am by

The British High Commission in Sri Lanka confirmed on Thursday that the Earl and Countess of Wessex will be visiting Sri Lanka to attend celebrations marking the nation’s 70th anniversary of independence from Great Britain. Edward and Sophie will spend five days in Sri Lanka – from January 31 to February 4 – and visit Colombo amongst other cities. The couple’s engagements will highlight the “shared interest in the Commonwealth, youth … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: 1956 Opening of Swedish Parliament

  January 12, 2018 at 3:00 am by

January 12, 1956: The King of Sweden, Gustaf VI Adolf, is surrounded by members of his family ahead of the Opening of Parliament. Queen Louise, the King’s second wife; his daughter-in-law Princess Sibylla, Duchess of Västerbotten, and two of his granddaughters, Princess Margaretha and Princess Birgitta, are wearing formal Swedish court dress, which was the standard attire for the Opening of Parliament until 1974.

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Princess Alexandra Visits St Christopher’s Hospice

  January 11, 2018 at 1:44 pm by

Fifty years after she opened the hospice in July 1967, Princess Alexandra of Kent paid her yearly visit to St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham, London on Thursday. Dressed in a royal blue skirt suit with a circular brooch pinned to her shoulder, Alexandra met with staff and volunteers before touring the wards to speak with patients and their families. The Princess usually makes this visit in the lead-up to Christmas, … Continue reading

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Mike Tindall Makes Handsome Profit On Horse Sold In Australia

  January 10, 2018 at 8:14 am by

Mike Tindall’s syndicate Redwall Bloodstock made a tidy sum on the Gold Coast today, as it sold one of its fillies for a £52,000 profit during the first day of the Magic Millions Yearling Sale. The filly, sired by Bel Esprit out of Kahala Dreams, was the opening lot during the sale, and was purchased by Randwick Bloodstock and Mystery Downs for £98,500. Mike and his syndicate purchased the horse for just over £46,000. Describing the … Continue reading

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