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Old 10-30-2015, 09:07 AM
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HRH The Duke of Kent and HRH Princess Michael of Kent attended a service to commemorate the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 29th October 2015.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join the Queen and other family members at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall Nov 7
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I'm glad the Cambridge's will join the royal family at this event for the first time. It appear they are now participating in events they haven't attended before.

phil dampier ‏@phildampier 1h1 hour ago
The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry will visit the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on November 5. Vets across generations.

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to attend the Festival of Remembrance for the first time, passing another milestone on their growing list of royal duties-
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/...British-legion
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The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend the #RWC2015final at Twickenham #AUSvNZ

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How nice to see the DoE with his grandsons enjoying the rugby!
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How nice to see the DoE with his grandsons enjoying the rugby!
I agree. They looked like they had a nice time! :) A very sweet pairing :) Must be greatly valued by all three :)
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:19 PM
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Great to see all three together
https://41.media.tumblr.com/24185450...5m6bo1_540.jpg
https://41.media.tumblr.com/483a064d...o8ko1_1280.jpg

Looks like prince Albert was there as well
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/...6312377809.jpg

handling out the trophy
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How nice to see the DoE with his grandsons enjoying the rugby!

It really was. They looked to be having a blast w/each other.


Making memories to cherish. :)


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Old 11-03-2015, 08:54 AM
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Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 14m14 minutes ago
The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Andrew will host a Buckingham Palace lunch for Kazakhstan dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev tomorrow.

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President Nazarbayev is in the UK on an official visit as a guest of the government, Buckingham Palace says.
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The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of York, greets the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (who is in the UK on an official visit as a guest of the British Government) at Buckingham Palace - November 4, 2015.

Queen Elizabeth II Photos - The Queen Receives the President of Kazakhstan - Zimbio

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The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of York received the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The President, who is in the United Kingdom on an official visit as a Guest of Government, was accompanied by Mrs. Nazarbayeva, the Deputy Prime Minister and daughter of the President.

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So Andrew is an old friend of the dictator of Kazakhstan. I can't say I'm surprised.
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Does anyone know the difference between a state visit and an official visit? Other than tiaras?
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Does anyone know the difference between a state visit and an official visit? Other than tiaras?
One might assume that ratings of a visit depend on money the UK will get from a particular government. All gifts to Prince Andrew, Prince Henry's skiing trip, and Mr Blair's consultancy fees were just enough to procure President Nazarbaev an official visit.
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Does anyone know the difference between a state visit and an official visit? Other than tiaras?
The difference is mostly in the ceremonial aspects - state visits are much grander and have formal welcoming ceremonies, carriage processions, state banquets, etc. Official visits are less 'formal'.

This CNN article from 2003 has the British Foreign Office saying "It's quite difficult to draw a difference, but the technical difference is a higher ceremonial content."
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:53 AM
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Rebecca English ‏@RE_DailyMail 2h2 hours ago
Prince Harry and Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/sta...21251910508544

Rebecca English ‏@RE_DailyMail 2h2 hours ago
Prince Harry at the Field of Remembrance, Westminster Abbey.
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/sta...26467888218112

Rebecca English ‏@RE_DailyMail 48m48 minutes ago
Prince Harry and Prince Philip's poppies of remembrance, Westminster Abbey.
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/sta...39077941551104

Prince Harry joins his grandfather Philip and dignitaries to pay tribute to the fallen at Westminster Abbey's Field of Remembrance-
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...membrance.html
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The Queen and the Duke of York welcome Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev* | Daily Mail Online
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Rolling out the red carpet for Kazakh despot: Duke of York and Queen lay on full ceremonial welcome complete with guard of honour for controversial ruler Nazarbayev
The article says ''Rolling out the red carpet for Kazakh despot: Duke of York and Queen lay on full ceremonial welcome complete with guard of honour for controversial ruler Nazarbayev'' Rebecca English should know that you mention the Queen before Andrew, and Philip after the Queen and before Andrew.

And yes, he is a brutal dictator/despot, but so is Xi Jinping of China. And as Rebecca herself writes in this article ''Buckingham Palace pointed out that it was not unusual for a ruler to receive such a welcome and insisted the lunch was at the request of the Government.''

And when it comes to Andrew and his friendship with dictators, what can we say, he is stupid, naive and very arrogant.

Prince Harry joins Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey's Field of Remembrance to pay tribute | Daily Mail Online

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The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry have paid tribute to Britain's fallen soldiers by opening Westminster Abbey's Field of Remembrance. Both Philip and Harry laid their crosses of remembrance in front of two wooden crosses from the graves of unknown British soldiers from the First and Second World Wars.

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Aargh - I've lost my cheat sheet for IDing frock coats, etc. of the Queen's Guards. Which frock coat is Harry wearing today? Love the look!
Nevermind - found the link and it is the Blues and Royals. http://householdcavalry.info/coats.html#frock
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Aargh - I've lost my cheat sheet for IDing frock coats, etc. of the Queen's Guards. Which frock coat is Harry wearing today? Love the look!
Nevermind - found the link and it is the Blues and Royals. HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY UNIFORMS - COATS, CLOAKS AND TUNICS
Great link - thanks. I use the cap badge (easier on the eyes)

It's very odd seeing an army officer with a "full set" as its not permitted
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British Royal Family Current Events 8: April 2015-

Harry only has the various uniforms of the Blues & Royals. He is not a colonel in chief of another regiment. The uniforms in the household division are going to be similar. Thus William's Irish Guard uniform is very similar to the one Harry wore today.

The red summer tunics of the guards division are probably the most easy to identify who is who. The button grouping are different for each and the plume in the bearskin is also different. If you are close enough, then the collar symbols are different too.


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I just find the style of that frock coat very flattering on a man. And that perfectly groomed beard was yummy.
I thought the DOE also looked a treat today!
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