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Camilla Hosts BBC2’s 500 Words Competition Final

  May 29, 2015 at 10:24 pm by

As patron of the National Literacy Trust, the Duchess of Cornwall hosted the final of BBC2’s 500 Words Competition at St James’ Palace today. Camilla delivered a speech reiterating the importance of reading and storytelling for children, before presenting the six winners with their medals and award book. “Like climbing though the wardrobe into Narnia, stories open doors into different worlds. We meet impossible people, travel to remote places and make hundreds … Continue reading

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British State Opening of Parliament 2015

  May 27, 2015 at 7:37 pm by

In the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, the home of the British parliament, Queen Elizabeth II today attended the State Opening of Parliament, which signals the new parliamentary season. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster in the Diamond Jubilee Coach. When they arrived, the Queen swapped the George IV State Diadem for the Imperial State Crown as per … Continue reading

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Final Day of Irish Visit for Charles and Camilla

  May 22, 2015 at 10:48 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall spent the final day of their visit to Northern Ireland cutting cakes with swords and praising peace efforts. Charles and Camilla were on hand to officially reopen Mount Stewart House, an 18th century estate that was owned by the Marquesses of Londonderry until it was taken over by the National Trust in the late 1970s, after its recent three-year, ₤8million refurbishment. During a morning … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Head to Northern Ireland

  May 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their visit to Northern Ireland, arriving in the country this morning. The couple attended a service at St Patrick’s Church in Belfast, which has been the scene of a number of local disputes regarding band parades in recent years. They were greeted by Father Michael Sheehan, and also met with the Irish First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to the Irish Republic, Day Two

  May 20, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

On their second day in the Republic of Ireland, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the town in which one of the Royal Family’s close relatives, the Earl Mounbatten of Burma, was murdered in a bomb attack the late 1970s. In Mullaghmore, a seaside village in County Slingo on the Irish coast, Charles and Camilla walked the village’s main street with Timothy Knatchbull, the grandson of Lord Mounbatten … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Visit the Irish Republic

  May 19, 2015 at 10:55 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have embarked on visit to the Republic of Ireland today, where they will spend three days touring the country. Charles and Camilla’s first stop was a reception at the National University of Ireland Galaway. A performance of traditional Irish dancing welcomed the couple, who then viewed an exhibition of displays showcasing local Irish culture and crafts. In his speech at the reception, Charles … Continue reading

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British Royals Out In Force at the Chelsea Flower Show

  May 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm by

As they do each year, members of the British Royal Family have visited the Royal Horticulture Society’s Chelsea Flower Show ahead of its official opening to the public tomorrow. Prince Harry was on hand to show his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall the garden that has been created for Sentebale, his African charity. View image | gettyimages.com “It’s … Continue reading

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Royal Windsor Horse Show Kicks Off For 2015

  May 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duchess of Cornwall as she attended the opening day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show today. The two women chatted happily as they stood watching some of the competitions, including the Novice Heavyweight Hunter contest which saw the Queen’s horse Tower Bridge come third. Another of the Queen’s horses, Barker’s Shop, placed second in a different event. View image | gettyimages.com During the day, … Continue reading

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8,000 Attend First Buckingham Palace Garden Party of the Year

  May 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by members of her family and around 8,000 guests as she hosted the first garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester helped the Queen mingle with the guests in the Palace gardens … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend VE Day Anniversary Thanksgiving Service

  May 10, 2015 at 11:26 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II led the final commemorations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day today during a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey. Joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, Queen Elizabeth laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior just inside the main entrance of the Abbey. Newly re-elected … Continue reading

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Prince Charles and Camilla Meet Baby Cambridge

  May 3, 2015 at 11:53 am by

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were seen arriving at Kensington Palace around lunchtime today. The couple met the new addition to the family during the visit. It’s said that the couple’s visit lasted for about an hour and a half. Prince Charles was seen leaving the palace with a huge smile on his face, earlier in the week said he was hoping for a granddaughter. The Prince of … Continue reading

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The Queen Presents New Colours To The Welsh Guards In Windsor

  May 1, 2015 at 2:49 am by

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth presented the new Colours to the Welsh Guards in Windsor. The colors the Welsh Guards received are the colors of the regimental flags of the British Army. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen Presents New Colours To The 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards In her speech, The Queen said ‘It has been nine years since I presented you with the Colours that have just been marched off … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Attends ‘Acelere’ Performance

  April 30, 2015 at 2:36 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall was at The Roundhouse in London last night, where she watched a performance of the circus-cross-dance production Acelere. Acelere is performed by Circolombia, a group set up to provide students of the Colombian National School of Circo Para Todos the opportunity to partake in professional productions. This particular production has been inspired by the diverse communities which make up the South American nation. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

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On This Day: Charles Weds Camilla

  April 9, 2015 at 4:00 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall today celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. Let’s take a look back at their 2005 nuptials. View image | gettyimages.com Charles and Camilla were officially married in a civil ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall, which was attended by their children (Prince William and Tom Parker-Bowles acted as witness for their parents) and immediate families. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were not … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Attend Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday

  March 29, 2015 at 7:40 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a joyful day at Ascot Racecourse today attending the Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday. The couple couldn’t keep their laughter at bay as they watched the Lamb National, where sheep race around a specially-designed course in the same manner as horses would. Each of the sheep were wearing a coloured coat to differentiate them from their ‘competitors’, as well as a miniature … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Visit Kentucky

  March 20, 2015 at 8:41 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have completed their visit to the United States by spending the day in Louisville, Kentucky. Charles and Camilla were welcomed to the state by Kentucky’s Governor, Steve Beshear, at Louisville International Airport before they headed over to the Centre for African American Heritage, where the River City Drum Corp entertained the visitors and crowds upon arrival. The couple participated in a … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Meet with Obama on US Trip

  March 19, 2015 at 6:15 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have met with US President Barack Obama during their four day visit to the United States. A brief meeting and photo opportunity took place in the Oval Office of the White House between the trio, who were also accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden. The President told Prince Charles that “I think it’s fair to say that the American people are … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Memorial Service For Soldiers Who Fought And Died In Afghanistan War

  March 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm by

On March 13, members of the British Royal Family attended a memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honour of those who fought and died in the Afghan War against the Taliban, which lasted for thirteen years. During the war, four hundred and fifty three British servicemen and women lost their lives. Those from the British Royal Family who attended were The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Festival Gets Some Royal Visitors

  March 11, 2015 at 6:38 pm by

It’s that time of year again, and members of the British Royal Family have attended the first two days of the annual Cheltenham Festival. The Duchess of Cornwall was there today accompanied by her two children, Tom Parker-Bowles and Laura Lopes, and their spouses Sara and Harry. The group showed a wide range of emotions while watching the races from the royal box – Tom appeared to have backed a … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Commonwealth Day Service

  March 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

The Queen today led members of the royal family in a multi-faith service to mark Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey. The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all on hand for the afternoon service. The theme of this year’s event is ‘A Young Commonwealth’ and over 1,000 children from around London were provided tickets to attend the … Continue reading

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