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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – London 2012

  August 1, 2016 at 4:00 am by

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Rio 2016) begin on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A number of royals will be making the trip to Rio to support their athletes, see here for all forum Rio discussion. As a warm-up to the Games, the TRF Blog will be looking back to the best royal moments of the most recent four Olympics. Let’s begin … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

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July 13 Brings Queen Elizabeth’s 13th Prime Minister

  July 13, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

In symmetry that couldn’t have been planned better, Queen Elizabeth II has received today – July 13 – the 13th British Prime Minister of her reign, as she requested Theresa May to form a new administration following the formal resignation of David Cameron. The pair had seperate meetings with the Queen at Buckingham palace late this afternoon, during which May traditionally ‘Kissed Hands’ with the monarch after accepting her request to uptake the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Opens New Air Ambulance Base With A Kiss From Her Grandson

  July 13, 2016 at 11:47 am by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled up to Cambridge today for the official opening of the Egerton-Smith Centre at Cambridge Airport, which is the new operating base of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. On hand to greet them as their helicopter touched down was their grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, who works as a pilot for the EAAA. William gave both his grandparents a kiss on the cheek in … Continue reading

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Order of the Thistle Service Takes Place at St Giles’ Cathedral

  July 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

The 2016 Order of the Thistle service has taken place at the St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William and Princess Anne. Wearing their ceremonial robes, they were joined by the other Knights and Ladies of the Order for the service ahead of a lunch at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Order of the Thistle is Scotland’s highest order of chivalry, and … Continue reading

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A Day in Dundee For Queen Elizabeth and Her Duke

  July 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm by

Holyrood Week continued in Dundee today, as Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to the city for a day of engagements. One of the main parts of the day was the official opening of the Slessor Gardens along the Dundee Waterfront, which are named after Mary Slessor, a missionary born in Aberdeen, but raised in Dundee who spent most of her adult life working in Africa. After the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Advises All to ‘Stay Calm’ During Opening of Scottish Parliament

  July 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm by

Speaking at the opening of the Fifth Session of Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh today, Queen Elizabeth spoke of the benefits of keeping calm “in an increasingly complex and demanding world”, a statement of particular relevance considering the aftermath of last week’s ‘Brexit’ vote. “Retaining the ability to stay calm and collected can at times be hard. As this Parliament has successfully demonstrated over the years, one hallmark of leadership in such a fast-moving world … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Arrives in Scotland For Holyrood Week

  July 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm by

Holyrood Week has kicked off today, as Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Scotland via train for their annual week of engagements in the country. They travelled directly to the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh for the traditional Ceremony of the Keys, in which the keys to the city are presented to the monarch by the Lord Provost, which are then immediately returned. The Queen wore a … Continue reading

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Battle of the Somme Centenary Marked in France and Britain By The British Royals

  June 30, 2016 at 8:07 pm by

The largest Western Front battle of World War One, the Battle of the Somme, started tomorrow on the battlefields of France 100 years ago, and members of the British Royal Family  this evening attended vigils to mark the anniversary. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Sir Timothy Laurence represented Queen Elizabeth at the official vigil at the Thiepval Memorial in France, which is the memorial to the over 70,000 … Continue reading

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Elizabeth and Philip Continue Visit to Northern Ireland

  June 28, 2016 at 5:46 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have continued their visit to Northern Ireland, visiting Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills and Bellarena. They began the day at the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway, in County Antrim. After stopping at the Causeway Visitor Centre to see some exhibits and meet with staff, the Queen and the Duke then headed over to the actual site, which was formed by an ancient volcanic eruption. It … Continue reading

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“I’m Still Alive” Quips Queen Elizabeth During Northern Ireland Visit

  June 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun a two-day visit to Northern Ireland, and the Queen was straight to the point in her response to Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness’ inquiry on how she was. “Well, I’m still alive…quite busy,” she said as she shook the Deputy’s hand during their meeting at Hillsborough Castle. It has been quite a busy few months for the 90-year-old monarch, whose milestone birthday … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Meets With David Cameron After UK Votes To Leave European Union

  June 24, 2016 at 7:52 pm by

Following the ‘Leave’ result of the UK’s European Union referendum, Queen Elizabeth II had a private audience with Prime Minister David Cameron today, after he announced his resignation. Her 13th Prime Minister will be installed by October. The Queen’s thoughts on the ‘Brexit’ are highly unlikely to be made public, as her role is to remain politically neutral. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson had earlier confirmed that no statement would be … Continue reading

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“The Example I Aspire To”: Prince Harry Praises His Grandmother At Young Leader’s Reception

  June 23, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

Prince Harry has called his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, “the example I aspire to and the standard by which I will judge my contribution” during a speech at the Queen’s Young Leaders award ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry – @QueensLeaders award recognises what you have achieved, not for yourselves, but for your communities pic.twitter.com/xJYb59bxAK — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 23, 2016 “I – like millions of others across the world … Continue reading

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A Hearty Welcome In Liverpool For Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

  June 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh received a rapturous welcome during their visit to Liverpool today for a day of engagements. The couple arrived by train, a number of locals gathering at the station to be among the first to catch a glimpse of the visiting royals, before heading to International Festival for Business where Elizabeth and Philip were shown several new technological items that were on display. It … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Takes Home A Trophy on Final Day of Ascot

  June 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm by

It was a banner final day at Royal Ascot for Queen Elizabeth, as she watched on with glee – and suspense – as her horse Dartmouth took out the Hardwicke Stakes. After a steward’s enquiry found no fault with the win, the 90-year-old monarch, dressed in a fetching deep blue coat with an aqua blue hat – was presented with the owner’s trophy and a bottle of Bollinger champagne by her … Continue reading

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Royal Runners All Round On Fourth Day of Ascot

  June 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm by

It wasn’t just The Queen who had a horse running today. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had Carntop running in the King Edward VII Stakes. A short interview with the trainer Ralph Beckett revealed that Charles and Camilla are both very passionate about their horses and their training. They were seen in the pre-parade ring before Carntop went out and placed 5th out of 9 horses. … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Some Vintage Royal Ascot

  June 17, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Considering the main event of this week is Royal Ascot, our Flashback Friday for today brings you some vintage shots of Ascot years past. June 17, 1948: Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret June 17, 1969: Princess Anne June 17, 1980: Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark June 17, 1981: The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer June 17, 1987: The Duchess of York and Princess Margaret … Continue reading

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Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

  June 16, 2016 at 3:59 pm by

It was Ladies Day at Royal Ascot today, which was attended by various members of the royal family. Those in attendance were the Queen, Prince Philip, the Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Princess Royal, the Countess of Wessex, Princess Alexandra, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lord Frederick Windsor, Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, Prince El Hassan and Princess Sarvath al-Hassan of Jordan, Sheikh Mohammed bin … Continue reading

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Twos A Charm! Kate and Mary Make Their Ascot Debuts

  June 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm by

We were treated to a right royal show at Ascot today with the debut appearance of not only the Duchess of Cambridge but also Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. As guests – we believe – of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, who have known the couple for over 10 years, Mary and her husband Crown Prince Frederik enjoyed a seat in the second carriage and dinner at Windsor castle with The … Continue reading

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British Royals at Day One of Royal Ascot

  June 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm by

Today, various members of the British Royal Family attended the first day of the Royal Ascot races. In attendance were the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, Prince Harry, Zara and Mike Tindall, the Countess of Wessex, Princesses Beatrice, Viscountess Linley and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were unable to be present as they were attending … Continue reading

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