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Old 07-30-2017, 05:05 AM
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Centenary of Passchendaele – The Third Battle of Ypres: July 30 & 31, 2017

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join Prime Minister Theresa May in Belgium later to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele - one of the bloodiest of World War One.

Half a million Allied and German soldiers were killed, wounded or went missing in action.

The ceremony will be held in the town of Ypres.

The King of Belgium and Prince William will lay wreaths at the Menin gate.

They will hear the Last Post, which has been played at the gate by a bugler almost every evening since 1928.
Read more: Passchendaele 100: William and Kate to join commemorations
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:23 AM
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I had just come across that article on the BBC site and was wondering why there is no coverage of that event on TRF. What time is the ceremony supposed to start ?
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:26 AM
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7 pm. Charles arrives in Belgium tomorrow.
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Old 07-30-2017, 02:18 PM
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I love this sort of event. William and Catherine look every inch a future king and queen.
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Old 07-30-2017, 02:36 PM
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This event marks the beginning of the Cambridge's taking on royal duties full-time. They do look look very elegant as the future King and Queen.
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The Duke and Duchess of Camvbridge attend Passchendaele Memorial.

Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Passchendaele Pictures and Photos | Getty Images
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The service, attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium and dignitaries from the 19 nations that fought on the Ypres Salient, was the 30,752nd time the Last Post has played here after the custom was first started by a Belgian policeman.
Read more: Duke of Cambridge leads commemorations on 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele
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July 30: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Battle of Passchendaele commemoration in Ypres, Belgium:


Passchendaele 100: William and Kate join commemorations - BBC News
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-passchendaele
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They both look very classic/elegant. Love the grey shoe.


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The Duke of Cambridge has led official commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

William spoke at the Menin Gate monument in Ypres, Belgium, as the daily Last Post was played ahead of Monday's centenary of the start of the bloody First World War British assault.

Flanked by the Duchess of Cambridge and Philippe and Mathilde, the King and Queen of the Belgians, he said Britain and Belgium "stand together" to remember those killed during weeks of heavy fighting in the summer and autumn of 1917.
Read more: Passchendaele centenary: Duke of Cambridge hails sacrifice of war dead - ITV News
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:57 PM
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Just to mention that also Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence is there too

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Sir Tim is Vice Chair of the Commonwealth Graves Commission. He was also at Vimy Ridge anniversary earlier this year if I remember correctly.
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Unfortunately we who are not in the UK could not see the BBC live feed. Hopefully some live images will be posted later on YouTube.

Did the Cambridges stay overnight in Belgium ? I wonder if King Philippe and Queen Mathilde may have invited them to stay at the Castle of Laeken .
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Unfortunately we who are not in the UK could not see the BBC live feed. Hopefully some live images will be posted later on YouTube.

Did the Cambridges stay overnight in Belgium ? I wonder if King Philippe and Queen Mathilde may have invited them to stay at the Castle of Laeken .
Yes - they are with Prince of Wales at Tyne Cot tomorrow (31/7)
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:56 PM
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Catherine looks wonderful. JMHO --- she has being wearing her haired pulled back and up lately. I wonder if she now regrets that hairdo she sported at the wedding Sorry folks --- JMHO!
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:29 PM
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There is a programme from Tyne Cot on BBC1 on 31/7 1100:1300

Also a summary of the events on BBC2 19:00-2000 on 31st July as well.
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I thought her wedding hair was lovely ..but I also really like her hair up. A bride usually wants to be herself on her wedding day and I think that is her preferred style (down).


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Mathilde is so regal, you see her and immediately think "Queen". There's something timeless about her, it's wonderful to see, she's so dignified.

Kate looked great but I think she should have worn something new, an outfit used for a christening shouldn't be recycled for a war commemoration IMO.
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The hat is very nice but doesn't work for.this event
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