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British Royal Family at Commonwealth Day Service

  March 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm by

The British Royal Family today marked Commonwealth Day, which is held each year on the second Monday of March to celebrate the British Commonwealth. Queen Elizabeth II led the celebration at the multi-faith service held at Westminster Abbey. She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Countess of Wessex and the Duke of Gloucester. The royal family all appeared to be … Continue reading

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Queen & Prince Philip Begin Jubilee Tours in Leicester

  March 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh kicked off their Diamond Jubilee tours of the country today in Leicester. They were joined by the Duchess of Cambridge. The trio departed from London’s St Pancras station this morning, arriving in Leicester just over an hour later. They were greeted by Leicester’s station manager, Mr David Oldershaw. The first stop on the royal timetable was a cultural dance in the De … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Portrait

  February 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm by

The British Royal Court has published two new portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Queen’s accession, which occurs tomorrow, February 6th. The portraits were taken in December by Mr John Swannell, who has photographed members of the Royal Family on multiple occassions, including the Golden Jubilee portrait in 2002. One portrait shows the Queen alone, and then with her … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Visits to Mark Diamond Jubilee Year

  December 14, 2011 at 9:03 am by

Buckingham Palace today released details of next year’s Commonwealth visits, which shall be taking place in conjunction with HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will not be undertaking any overseas trips, instead focusing on the United Kingdom region. They will visit Wales, Scotland, the Midlands and East Anglia, the four corners of England as well as London. These visits will take place … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark Remembrance Day 2011

  November 15, 2011 at 1:50 am by

Following annual tradition, the British Royal Family gathered on Sunday November 13th to mark the 2011 Remembrance Day, with a service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. The Remembrance Sunday service takes place on the second Sunday in November, to remember the men and women who have died fighting for their country. Queen Elizabeth II led the thousands in attendance in two minutes silence at 11am to honour the dead, before … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Arrive in Australia, Visit Canberra

  October 20, 2011 at 5:09 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Australia yesterday, beginning their eleven-day official visit. The royal couple arrived in the nation’s capital, Canberra, yesterday afternoon. The Queen and The Duke were greeted at Canberra’s RAAF Fairbairn Base by Governor-General Quentin Bryce and Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The Australian Federation Guard military band played God Save The Queen, while a 21-gun salute sounded a short distance away. Wearing … Continue reading

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British Royal Family – September Events

  October 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm by

  3rd September 2011 The Queen and David Cameron attended the annual Braemar Gathering along with Prince Philip.  The Prince of Wales as Royal Colonel of The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, attended a Colours Parade and Families Day at Fort George, Inverness. 4th September 2011 Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attended the Sunday service at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral, where they are currently … Continue reading

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Queen and Duke of Edinburgh Heading to Australia

  September 25, 2011 at 7:00 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh are set to undertake their sixteenth official visit to Australia in the tail end of October, as was announced by Buckingham Palace and the Australian Prime Minister’s office this week. The purpose of the visit is for the Queen to open the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which will be held in Perth beginning on October 26th. The meeting will … Continue reading

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The Royals and Ground Zero: 9/11 Ten Years On

  September 11, 2011 at 6:38 am by

It was the moment which caused the world to stand still – 08:46 local time, September 11th, 2001, New York City. The World Trade Centre’s North Tower is hit by an American Airlines flight from Boston, en route to Los Angeles. The words “hijacking”, “terrorism” and “9/11″ are from that moment forever imprinted in the minds of the world’s population. Less than twenty minutes later, it becomes clear that this … Continue reading

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British Royal Family – July/August Events

  September 3, 2011 at 5:45 am by

The Summer months are usually a time of rest and relaxation for the royals, but it seems the British Royal Family were as busy as ever. July 4th – Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond met with Queen Elizabeth at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland. July 4th – Princess Anne has arrived in Botswana for a two day official visit. It’s her third official visit to Botswana after 1999 … Continue reading

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Queen and Duchess of Cambridge view Buckingham Palace Exhibition

  July 24, 2011 at 5:49 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Cambridge had a private viewing of Buckingham Palace’s summer exhibition on Friday. The focus of the exhibition is the royal wedding between Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton (now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) in April this year. The two women viewed the Duchess’ £250,000 Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown in one of the Palace ballrooms – and the Queen … Continue reading

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Prince Philip’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

  June 22, 2011 at 9:54 am by

To celebrate the Duke’s 90th birthday in June there were various events leading up to and surrounding the special occasion. Prince Philip, a man known for his reserved attitude, gave two unprecedented interviews to english gardener Alan Titchmarsh and broadcaster Fiona Bruce. In the Prince Philip at 90 documentary, Princess Anne described her father as caring man who always made the effort to be there at bedtime. The day before … Continue reading

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Royal Fashion Highlights at Ascot 2011

  June 21, 2011 at 11:52 pm by

Day One: Ascot week started with the daily carriage procession, lead by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in the first carriage, and included the Duke of York, the Princesses of York, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Also been spotted that day were Princess Anne with Timothy Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Haya of Jordan with her husband Sheikh Mohammed and Prince … Continue reading

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Royal Ascot 2011

  June 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm by

After celebrating Prince Phillip’s 90th Birthday over the weekend, The Royal Family were out in full force again last week as day one of Ascot kicked off. The Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie arrived together in horse-drawn carriages to celebrate the event’s 300th year. You also saw Princess Anne, her husband Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Prince Michael … Continue reading

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Trooping the Colour 2011 – Fashion Review

  June 15, 2011 at 11:54 pm by

Here we go again – while the Epson Derby has been the appetizer, the “hat season” of the British royal family has officially begun now with this year’s Trooping The Colour – the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade, held on Horse Guards Parade in London in June each year. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the “leading character” of this spectacle, appeared in a repeated pale blue skirt suit with a matching … Continue reading

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The Epsom Derby’s Royal Fashion for 2011

  June 11, 2011 at 8:50 am by

June 4th was the day for the Queen’s annual visit at Epsom Derby. Surprisingly it turned out to be the biggest public family gathering since the wedding of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton in April. One of the nicest surprises perhaps might have been that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in fact joined the Queen and family at the Epson Derby festival this year. All eyes were on … Continue reading

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Prince William Becomes Duke of Cambridge

  April 29, 2011 at 3:05 am by

Upon the marriage of her grandson, Prince William of Wales, Her Majesty the Queen has bestowed upon him the title of Duke of Cambridge. This will make his bride-to-be, Catherine Middleton, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge after today’s wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The official statement read, “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales. His titles will be Duke of … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Elizabeth II and Philip

  April 26, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The fifth part of the TRF Blog’s ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ focuses on the marriage of Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, the grandparents of Friday’s groom, Prince William. Previous parts have focused on the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, George VI and Elizabeth and Edward VIII and Wallis. The wedding of the heiress presumptive, Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth (daughter … Continue reading

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Monarchs Send Condolences to Japanese Emperor

  March 13, 2011 at 4:18 am by

Following the disasturous earthquake and tsunami which hit the north-eastern coast of Japan on Friday afternoon, local time, many reigning monarchs have sent messages of condolence and support to Emperor Akihito of Japan. The Imperial Household Agency, on behalf of the Emperor and Empress, also released a statement expressing their “deep distress at the extensive damage to the region” and conveying their sympathies to Prime Minister Naoto and the families … Continue reading

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Queen ‘Utterly Shocked’ by New Zealand Earthquake

  February 23, 2011 at 6:42 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II has released a statement in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake which shook Christchurch, New Zealand yesterday, February 22nd. “I have been utterly shocked by the news of another earthquake in Christchurch. Please convey my deep sympathy to the families and friends of those who have been killed; my thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this dreadful event. My thoughts are also … Continue reading

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