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Duke of Edinburgh Performs Final Royal Engagement

  August 2, 2017 at 4:12 pm by

On August 2, the Duke of Edinburgh met with the Royal Marines as the Captain General for his last official engagement before he retires. It is exactly sixty-four years since Prince Philip was appointed as the Captain General of the Royal Marines after his late father-in-law, George VI. Prince Philip spoke to members of the Royal Marines, telling them “you should all be locked up”. Corporal Jamie Thompson said “it’s special … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Three

  July 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain concluded their three-day state visit to the United Kingdom on Friday. The Spanish monarchs were farewelled from Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with warm kisses and hugs; before they travelled to the Francis Crick Institute for a tour of the facilities – including Europe’s largest individual biomedical laboratory – with the Duke of York.  From there, the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Open New Scotland Yard HQ

  July 13, 2017 at 11:10 am by

On Thursday morning, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were out and about bright and early, as they visited the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, on the Victoria Embankment. Greeted by Commissioner Cressida Dick, the Queen and the Duke were shown around the £81.9m building. They saw a bomb disposal robot do a test run, before meeting with officers and search dogs. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke also met … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The UK: Gala Banquet

  July 12, 2017 at 9:08 pm by

On the first evening of the Spanish King and Queen’s state visit to the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a glittering gala banquet at Buckingham Palace to honour her guests. She and the Duke of Edinburgh posed for photographs with King Felipe and Queen Letizia before heading into the banquet, where they were joined by all senior working members of the British Royal Family (including a debuting Prince Harry) … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Welcoming Ceremony

  July 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain began their state visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, with the customary welcome at Horse Guards Parade in the presence of Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. After greeting each other, the King and Prince Philip inspected a guard of honour before the royal party traveled to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Elizabeth and Philip Announce Their Engagement

  July 9, 2017 at 9:00 am by

Seventy years ago, the engagement between The Princess Elizabeth – heiress presumptive to the British throne – and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, formerly a Prince of Greece and Denmark, was announced. The couple had met a handful of times during their youth, before a fateful meeting in 1939 at the Royal Naval College Dartmouth solidified the young Princess’s affection for the handsome sailor – “she never looked at anyone else” according to … Continue reading

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A Canal For You, Your Majesty! Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Engagements in Scotland

  July 5, 2017 at 4:18 pm by

Queen Elizabeth added yet another location named after her to her stable, as she and the Duke of Edinburgh today officially named the Queen Elizabeth II Canal in the Falkirk District. The couple joined a flotilla of sea craft along the canal to The Helix during the visit, which included an inspection of The Kelpies, two larger-than-life horse sculptures created by Andy Scott. Afterwards, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke headed to Stirling … Continue reading

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A Royal Garden Party in Edinburgh

  July 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm by

Over 8,000 people have attended a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh today hosted by Queen Elizabeth, who was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of York. Among the guests were veterans of the Women’s Royal Naval Service and members of Police Scotland. Earlier in the day, Queen Elizabeth received the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, in an audience at the Palace (Sturgeon later attended … Continue reading

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He’s Back! Prince Philip Makes First Public Appearance Since Hospital Stint

  June 25, 2017 at 3:27 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh was behind the wheel on Sunday in Windsor Great Park, driving himself and Queen Elizabeth to Guards Polo Club for the day’s carriage driving and polo events. He didn’t appear to suffering any side-effects from his two nights in hospital earlier in the week (a “pre-caution” to an infection), chatting enthusiastically with some of the carriage drivers – which included his granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor – … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital with Infection

  June 21, 2017 at 10:28 am by

Buckingham Palace announced this morning that the Duke of Edinburgh was last night admitted to hospital “as a precautionary measure” as he has contracted an infection from a “pre-existing condition”. The Duke is currently receiving treatment at King Edward VII hospital in London, but was not admitted as an emergency. He is “in good spirits” according to the Palace spokesperson, who was unable to confirm when the 96-year-old would be … 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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Fun Florals For Her Majesty At Cartier Queen’s Cup Polo Final

  June 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed a day at the polo on Sunday, as they attended the final of the Cartier Queen’s Cup at Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park. Her Majesty was perfectly decked out for the sunny weather England has been having in recent days, wearing a lilac frock with a multi-coloured floral print and matching hat. She presented the winner’s trophy to the RH Polo … Continue reading

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175 Years On: Queen Elizabeth Follows Another Queen’s Train Journey Footsteps

  June 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have today retraced the steps of their mutual ancestor, Queen Victoria, who on this day in 1842 became the first British monarch to travel by train. Arriving at Slough Railway Station, the royal duo were taken to the station’s original waiting room where they were shown a timeline of the Great Western Railway’s history, and saw exhibitions of artwork made by local schoolchildren. Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Palace! Prince Philip Hosts London Youth

  May 31, 2017 at 11:50 am by

The gardens of Buckingham Palace were alive with the youth of London on Wednesday as Prince Philip hosted a special gathering for young people involved with his patronage London Youth, to mark two milestones: his seventieth anniversary as their patron, and the organisation’s 130th anniversary. He watched as dozens of teens took part in various sporting activities, including fencing and rock wall climbing, on the grounds of the Palace, joking … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Attend A Service For OBE

  May 24, 2017 at 1:23 pm by

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended a service today at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Order of the British Empire. The order was established in 1917 by King George V to reward outstanding contributions during World War One. Today, it’s rewarded to people for contributions to arts, science, charity and public service. Over 2,000 individuals have received the Order of the British … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace Garden Party Holds Minute’s Silence For Manchester Victims

  May 23, 2017 at 4:39 pm by

During the second garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth and members of the Royal Family have observed a minute’s silence in memory of the 22 people killed in Monday night’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. The Queen was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess Eugenie of York for the garden party, which hosted 8,000 people from … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Curtsey For The Queen

  May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am by

May 19, 1972: The Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986) curtseys to her niece, Queen Elizabeth II, as the monarch arrives to her home in Paris. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, was on a state visit to France. The family took time out of their official schedule on the final day of the state visit to see the Duke and Duchess, the Queen’s paternal uncle and … Continue reading

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Garden Party Season Is Here! First of the Year Held at Buckingham Palace

  May 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm by

The first garden party of the season was held this afternoon at Buckingham Palace, with 8,000 guests invited for tea, sandwiches and a variety of delicious cakes. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh headed the family in attendance: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. The royals mingled with their guests – … 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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Another Year, Another Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 10, 2017 at 2:57 pm by

It’s that time of year again! The Royal Windsor Horse Show kicked off Wednesday in Windsor Great Park. Driving herself to the event was Queen Elizabeth, who later watched on with glee as her horse Tower Bridge came second in the Cuddy Heavyweight Hunter Class competition. The Duke of Edinburgh also attended day one, though he did not accompany the Queen – he arrived driving a carriage led by four black … Continue reading

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