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Charles and Camilla Commemorate Battle of Loos 100th Anniversary

  September 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesy, as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are known as whilst in Scotland, today attended a service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Loos, one of the largest British battles of World War One. Dundee’s City Square was transformed into a ‘cathedral’ of sorts, for a service attended by over 1,000 people, including veterans, current servicemen and politicians. … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Public Appearance Since July

  September 13, 2015 at 3:11 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge is back in action again now that her maternity leave after the birth of Princess Charlotte has come to an end. For her first public appearance since earlier this summer, the Duchess attended a morning service at Crathie Kirk in Scotland. The Cambridges have been staying at Balmoral whilst the Queen celebrated her milestone of becoming the country’s longest reigning monarch. Kate sported a new hairstyle … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Becomes Longest Reigning British Monarch While in Scotland

  September 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm by

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has become the country’s longest reigning monarch, and she spent the day in Scotland where she undertook one public engagement. Joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen officially opened the new Scottish Borders railway line that creates a train link from Edinburgh to the Borders, with the new station located in Tweedbank. She and the Duke took the Union of South Africa steam train from Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Begin Holyrood Week

  June 30, 2015 at 1:56 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun their annual week-long stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse today, with the traditional Ceremony of the Keys taking place in the Palace’s forecourt. Welcoming Queen Elizabeth to her “ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland” was the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Donald Wilson, who presented her with a set of keys to the city. The Queen then returned the keys to Mr … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Opens New Gym at Dumfries House Estate

  April 29, 2015 at 8:03 pm by

The Prince of Wales is currently up in Scotland, where he today opened the new indoor gymnasium and climbing wall at the Dumfries House Estate. During his visit to the new facilities, Prince Charles played badminton and table tennis with local school children who will benefit from the new gym. He also hopped on an stationary exercise bike that will be used for spin classes. The climbing wall however got a … Continue reading

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The Duke of Kent Hospitalised with Hip Injury

  April 6, 2015 at 8:42 pm by

The Duke of Kent has been hospitalised with a hip injury, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson has confirmed. “I can confirm that the Duke of Kent was admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland for treatment of a hip injury,” the spokesperson said. The Duke was admitted on Sunday. It is believed he suffered a dislocated hip while staying on the Balmoral Estate.

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  July 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm by

The twentieth edition of the Commonwealth Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II last night, at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Queen was guest of honour at the opening ceremony, which featured performances by Sir Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, lots of kilts and plaid, an inflatable … Continue reading

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William and Catherine On First Joint Engagement Since Tour

  May 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm by

On 29 May, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, or the Earl and Countes of Strathearn as they are known in Scotland, performed their first official engagement together in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, since their tour to Australia and New Zealand in April. Since the tour, William has hosted a charity gala at Windsor Castle. They firstly visited the Strathearn Community Campus, where they chatted with local children and were … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Presents Medals in Edinburgh

  August 12, 2013 at 8:47 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh made his first public appearance in almost two months today, presenting medals in Scotland. He presented the Royal Medals, which are awarded for contributions to life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, humanities and social sciences, and business and commerce, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh to Professor Sir John Cadogan, Professor Michael Ferguson and Sir Ian Wood. He is an Honorary Fellow of the RSE, and … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital Again

  August 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital again today. According to Buckingham Palace spokesman, Prince Philip travelled to the Scottish hospital, about 40 miles away from Balmoral where the Duke and the Queen are staying, as a “precautionary measure”. The Prince appears to be suffering from recurrence of the bladder infection that saw him hospitalised back in June. Prince Philip is likely to remain in hospital for the next … Continue reading

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Order of The Thistle 2012: Pomp, Ceremony, And a New Knight

  July 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm by

The annual Order of the Thistle ceremony took place today amid the usual impressive display of pomp and centuries-old ceremony. The event – one of the highlights of the Queen’s annual Holyrood week – was all the more special this year since a new Knight was officially installed – the Earl of Strathearn (as Prince William is known in Scotland). The installation ceremony was conducted by the Dean of the … Continue reading

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Day in History: Birth of James I and VI of England and Scotland

  June 19, 2012 at 10:22 am by

With so much focus on contemporary royals, historical ones are often forgotten. These blog entries will focus on British royals of the past on days that bear particular importance in relation to them. Today’s Royal is not in any imminent danger of fading into background; the reign of James VI and I was one of the pivotal moments in English, Scottish, and eventually, British histories – the Union of Crowns. … Continue reading

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The Duke of Cambridge Made a Knight of the Order of the Thistle

  May 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm by

The Buckingham Palace announced on Friday that the Duke of Cambridge has been appointed a Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle. Her Majesty’s decision to appoint her grandson to the Order is somewhat unexpected because only three other members of the Royal Family – excluding the Sovereign – are members: Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne. It was usually assumed the Queen would … Continue reading

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Prince Charles the Weatherman

  May 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm by

BBC viewers certainly got more than they had bargained for when their weather forecast was read by none other than the Heir to the Throne. Prince Charles appeared surprisingly unflustered as he tried weather forecasting at the end of the lunchtime news bulletin. As a Clarence House spokeswoman joked: “He was taking a tour when he saw the weather board and had a go. I think he did it very … 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 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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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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Wedding of Zara Phillips to Mike Tindall: 30th July 2011

  July 30, 2011 at 4:32 pm by

Buckingham Palace announced on the 21st December 2010, the engagement of Zara Phillips to rugby union player Mike Tindall, who plays for Premiership side Gloucester and the England national team. On the 9th March 2011, they chose a date and location 30th July and, surprisingly for some, Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. After pre-wedding events, rehearsals, checks and quite possibly some jitters the couple were married this afternoon … Continue reading

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Pre-Wedding Events for Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall

  July 30, 2011 at 4:34 am by

The night before the wedding, the couple along with family members arrived at Edinburgh’s Canongate Kirk in a chauffeur-driven Jaguar this afternoon for a formal rehearsal ahead of tomorrow’s ceremony. They were joined by  Princess Anne, Tim Laurence, Zara’s father, Captain Mark Phillips, his second wife, Sandy Pflueger, Peter and Autumn Phillips. Earlier, the bride had spent the day putting her own final touches in place. Zara spent the afternoon with sister-in-law … Continue reading

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Zara Philips & Mike Tindall Wedding Information

  July 24, 2011 at 10:06 am by

There is less than a week to go until the second British Royal wedding this year. Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Phillips MBE, is due to marry Mike Tindall MBE, in a small ceremony on 30 July. The wedding will take place at Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland. Very little information has been released or leaked about the wedding, but what we do know is that Zara’s dress … Continue reading

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