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King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima join British royals at Ascot

  June 19, 2019 at 1:36 am by

On June 18, King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands joined the British royals for the first day of the annual horse races at Royal Ascot in Berkshire. The Dutch king and queen have been in England since Sunday, as they also attended the Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle on June 17. Also at Ascot this year was the Queen, the Prince of Wales and … Continue reading

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Royal family at 2019’s Trooping the Colour

  June 9, 2019 at 3:38 am by

On June 8, the Queen was joined by members of her family and extended family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at her annual official birthday celebrations. The star of the show was arguably one-year-old Prince Louis as he appeared on the balcony for the first time in the arms of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. Those in attendance at this year’s Trooping the Colour ceremony aside from the … Continue reading

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Lady Louise comes third in carriage riding contest

  May 10, 2019 at 10:08 am by

On May 8, despite the rainy weather, Lady Louise Windsor participated in a carriage driving competition at the second day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Fifteen year-old Louise has inherited the royal love for horse riding and has inherited her grandfather’s love for carriage driving. She drove the carriages at the Laurent-Perrier Meet during the Windsor Horse Show in 2017. It is the 76th year of the Royal Windsor … Continue reading

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Earl of Wessex given new title on birthday

  March 11, 2019 at 5:58 pm by

On March 10, the Earl of Wessex turned fifty-five and was given the Scottish title Earl of Forfar by the Queen in addition to his current title, the Earl of Wessex, which was granted to him when he married his wife, Sophie Rhys-Jones, in June 1999. The Earl of Forfar is a Scottish title that dates back to 1661 and was first created for the Douglas Family. Archibald Douglas was … Continue reading

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British royal family spend annual Christmas at Sandringham

  December 26, 2018 at 5:08 pm by

On December 25, the British royal family were photographed walking to St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk for their annual Christmas gathering. Those in attendance were the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Eugenie and new husband Jack Brooksbank, Princess Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor … Continue reading

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British royals attend Remembrance Day services

  November 11, 2018 at 2:28 am by

On November 11; it had been a hundred years since the end of the First World War, which was marked with a service at the Cenotaph and at Westminster Abbey in London where the royal family were present. The Queen, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke of York, the Princess … Continue reading

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British royal family attend Remembrance Day concert

  November 10, 2018 at 2:14 am by

On November 10, various members of the British royal family attended a Remembrance Day concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. As well as the Queen; the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke of York, the Duke of Kent, the Princess Royal and her husband Tim … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Sailing at the Solent

  August 6, 2018 at 5:23 pm by

On August 6, the Countess of Wessex and her daughter Lady Louise Windsor were spotted at the Haslar Marina in Gosport where they met representatives from the Association of Sail Training Organisations. Sophie, who is the patron of the organisation, met members of the crew with her daughter, fourteen-year-old Louise. The crew have just started their week’s worth training before they earn their membership to the Royal Association Competent Crew. … Continue reading

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Visit to Sri Lanka On The Agenda For The Wessexes

  January 12, 2018 at 6:23 am by

The British High Commission in Sri Lanka confirmed on Thursday that the Earl and Countess of Wessex will be visiting Sri Lanka to attend celebrations marking the nation’s 70th anniversary of independence from Great Britain. Edward and Sophie will spend five days in Sri Lanka – from January 31 to February 4 – and visit Colombo amongst other cities. The couple’s engagements will highlight the “shared interest in the Commonwealth, youth … Continue reading

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Christmas With The Windsors: Royals Go To Church At Sandringham

  December 25, 2017 at 3:24 pm by

As they do each Christmas, members of the British Royal Family gathered at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate for Christmas festivities. They all made the traditional walk to church – St Mary Magdalene’s – for a Christmas Day service on Monday. Queen Elizabeth II (in a fetching bright orange coat and frock) was driven to the church, this year joined by the Duchess of Cornwall (in fuchsia with fur). A new … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Christmas Eve Service at Sandringham

  December 24, 2017 at 7:57 pm by

On December 24, various members of the British Royal Family attended a Christmas Eve service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Those attending the service were Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their daughter Lady Louise, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Duke of York, Tim Laurence and the Princess Royal, as well as Peter and Autumn Phillips. About 350 members of the … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph

  November 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm by

As they do each year, members of the British Royal Family attended the Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London on November 12. For the first time, Queen Elizabeth II asked her son Prince Charles to lay her wreath after the two minute silence occurred. Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also laid wreaths. The Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Visits Hampton Court Flower Show

  July 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

Wearing a white A-line skirted frock from Suzannah that she wore at Royal Ascot last month, the Countess of Wessex paid a visit to the Hampton Court Flower Show on Monday. Sophie toured the show on its preview day, paying particular attention to the show garden put together by Blind Veterans UK, one of her newest patronages. The aim of the charity’s garden is to “offer a sensory stimulus to those with … Continue reading

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The Top Frocks of Royal Ascot 2017

  June 25, 2017 at 11:00 am by

Another year, another Royal Ascot done and dusted. We were treated to a plethora of colourful frocks and chapeaus this past week as members of the British Royal Family and the Al Maktoums from Dubai graced Ascot Racecourse with their presence for the year’s most prestigious racing week. We’ve put together a quick list of our top five ensembles from Ascot 2017. 5. Princess Eugenie, Day Four: The only non-block colour … Continue reading

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Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

  June 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

On June 22, it was the fourth day of Royal Ascot – and also Ladies Day! Those who attended were Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Princess Royal, Tim Laurence, the Countess of Wessex and Zara and Mike Tindall. Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Princess Haya as well as their daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila, were also there. Sheikh Al Jalila accepted a trophy from Princess … Continue reading

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Back To Ascot: Large Windsor Contingent On Hand For Royal Ascot Day One

  June 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm by

A large number of royal Windsors were on hand for the opening day of the 2017 Royal Ascot meet at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire on Tuesday. Queen Elizabeth – in lime green Stewart Parvin – was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York and Lord Vestey in the first carriage of the royal procession on to the course ahead of the afternoon’s races. The Prince of Wales, the … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Visits Girlguiding Headquarters

  June 9, 2017 at 7:56 am by

On Thursday evening, the Countess of Wessex was present at a reception hosed by Girlguiding UK at their headquarters in London. Wearing a lovely deep blue peplum top and black skirt, Sophie chatted with Girlguiding advocates and staff about their work, and how girlguiding helps young women achieve their goals. Sophie has been the organisation’s President since 2003. The Countess of Wessex, President of @Girlguiding, has attended a reception at … Continue reading

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Following in Grandpa’s Footsteps: Lady Louise Participates In Carriage Driving at RWHS

  May 14, 2017 at 8:06 am by

13-year-old Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor may look very much like her paternal grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II; but there is one interest she shares with her paternal grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh: carriage driving. On the final day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show this morning, Louise was seen at the helm of a one-horse carriage leading the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society into the arena. She was in a red … Continue reading

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Family Day Out For The Wessexes and The Phillipses At Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm by

Three of the youngest descendants of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip enjoyed the fun and games set-up as part of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday, strapping themselves in for some rock climbing before hurling themselves down an inflatable slide. James, Viscount Severn played with Savannah and Isla Phillips throughout the afternoon, watched on by their parents. The trio – who are 10th, 14th and 15th in line to the … Continue reading

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Classic Cream: Sophie Wessex Visits The Abbey School

  May 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was looking fabulous in a classic cream dress and blazer with gold buttons during her Thursday visit to Reading’s The Abbey School. Sophie, who was in Estonia earlier in the week, paired her outfit with taupe Prada pumps and a matching clutch. She spent time in the classroom with pupils at the all-girls school, following along with their brainstorming session on snacks for healthy eating. The … Continue reading

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