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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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Harry and Meghan’s Afternoon in Brixton

  January 9, 2018 at 5:03 pm by

For their second official engagement as a betrothed pair, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Brixton on Tuesday afternoon, where they spent time at Reprezent 107.3FM hearing about the radio station’s work to support local youths. The pair – who received a hearty welcome from the cheering crowds gathered outside Pop Brixton, the community radio station’s base, which appeared to catch Meghan off-guard – met with staff and on-air talent who … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge At 36: Her Best Chapeaus

  January 9, 2018 at 3:00 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge today turns thirty-six years old, and as we did last year with her Top Five Fashion Moments, to mark this birthday we are ranking the top five hats the pregnant Catherine has in her wardrobe. Share your thoughts in the comments! 5. For the wedding of her sister, Pippa Middleton, to James Matthews in May 2017, Catherine wore a bespoke Jane Taylor percher hat featuring a silk rose … Continue reading

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Off To Nursery: Princess Charlotte’s A Little Lady Now

  January 8, 2018 at 10:00 am by

She has yet to reach her third birthday, but Princess Charlotte of Cambridge proved herself to be very much a little lady as opposed to a toddler in two portraits released by Kensington Palace today, as she prepared to head off for her first day of nursery school on Monday. The two photos – taken by mum, the Duchess of Cambridge – show Charlotte on the steps of home (Apartment 1A … Continue reading

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Sunday Service For The Windsors At St Mary Magdalene

  January 7, 2018 at 1:26 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Duke of Edinburgh for the walk to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on Sunday, as members of the Royal Family accompanied Queen Elizabeth II for a Sunday church service. The 91-year-old monarch, wearing a pink and black ensemble, did not join the walk but was driven to church. Also attending the service were Catherine’s sister, Pippa Matthews, and her husband James; the Marquess … Continue reading

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Baby On The Way For Zara and Mike Tindall

  January 5, 2018 at 10:29 am by

A big 2018 for the British Royal Family just got even bigger, as Zara and Mike Tindall have announced this morning they are expecting another child. The couple’s spokesperson relayed the happy news to the media on the couple’s behalf. No due date was given, though the baby is believed to be due sometime in the northern summer. Zara and Mike have a daughter, Mia, who was born in January 2014. Zara … Continue reading

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Christmas With The Windsors: Royals Go To Church At Sandringham

  December 25, 2017 at 3:24 pm by

As they do each Christmas, members of the British Royal Family gathered at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate for Christmas festivities. They all made the traditional walk to church – St Mary Magdalene’s – for a Christmas Day service on Monday. Queen Elizabeth II (in a fetching bright orange coat and frock) was driven to the church, this year joined by the Duchess of Cornwall (in fuchsia with fur). A new … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Christmas Eve Service at Sandringham

  December 24, 2017 at 7:57 pm by

On December 24, various members of the British Royal Family attended a Christmas Eve service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Those attending the service were Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their daughter Lady Louise, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Duke of York, Tim Laurence and the Princess Royal, as well as Peter and Autumn Phillips. About 350 members of the … Continue reading

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Kensington Palace Releases Harry and Meghan’s Official Engagement Photos

  December 21, 2017 at 10:08 am by

Three official engagement photos were released on December 21 by Kensington Palace of Prince Harry and his fiancé, Meghan Markle. The photos were taken by fashion photographer Alexei Lubomirski at Frogmore House in Windsor. Meghan wore a Ralph & Russo dress for the occasion, and was also seen sporting her engagement ring, which consists a diamond cut from one of Diana, Princess of Wales’s jewellery pieces and diamonds from Botswana. Harry and … Continue reading

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Meghan Joins The Windsors For Annual Family Christmas Lunch At Buckingham Palace

  December 20, 2017 at 2:31 pm by

Meghan Markle joined the Clan Windsor at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday for her first family Christmas luncheon hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. She arrived to the Palace with Prince Harry, smiling politely for photographers and the gathered crowd as their Land Rover zoomed through the Palace gates. Meghan previously joined her fiancee at the Queen’s staff Christmas party at Windsor Castle last week, and she will be spending the Christmas … Continue reading

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Lady Frederick Windsor Severely Injured In Car Crash

  December 4, 2017 at 2:31 am by

Lady Frederick Windsor (previously Sophie Winkleman) was severely injured in a car crash resulting in the breaking of her back and foot. According to reports the crash occurred when Sophie was in the passenger seat of a chauffeur driven car when another driver swerved to avoid a deer, causing them to collide with Sophie’s car. Sophie was admitted to a hospital in Cambridge but soon transferred to her local hospital; … Continue reading

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Mad About Meghan: Prince Harry’s Fiancee Makes Enthusiastic Debut On Visit To Nottingham

  December 1, 2017 at 1:38 pm by

Prince Harry and his new fiancee Meghan Markle visited Nottingham to attend a series of engagements, including a fundraising fair for the Terrence Higgins Trust to mark World AIDS Day, on December 1. This was the first time Ms Markle has been on an official engagement with Prince Harry, and Meghan proved to be very popular with the crowds, as all ages shook hands with her and handed her flowers. Harry … Continue reading

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The Duke of York Appointed Colonel of the Grenadier Guards

  December 1, 2017 at 8:25 am by

Buckingham Palace announced this morning that Queen Elizabeth has appointed The Duke of York as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, the most senior regiment of infantry in the British Army. The Duke takes over the role from his father, The Duke of Edinburgh, who held the post from 1975. The Queen was also Colonel of the Grenadier Guards from 1942 until her accession, when she became Colonel-in-Chief. Previous royals who were … Continue reading

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