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Windsor Quartet Attend Duke of Edinburgh Awards Service of Thanksgiving

  November 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl and Countess of Wessex today were present at a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Over 2,000 participants of the Awards over its six decades attended the service led by the Dean of Westminster, where Prince Edward gave a speech that thanked the Duke for his commitment to young … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Remembrance Service At The Cenotaph In London

  November 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm by

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, and Princess Alexandra of Kent at the Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph in London to commemorate those who … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Annual Festival of Remembrance

  November 12, 2016 at 7:23 pm by

Each November, the British Royal Legion hosts a Festival of Remembrance performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London to ‘commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts’. Queen Elizabeth II was joined by a number of members of the Royal Family for the evening performance, which featured the Royal Air Force Squadronaires and the Band of HM Royal Marines, and to mark the 100th anniversary, a presentation on the Battle … Continue reading

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Field of Remembrance Opened in London by Princes Philip and Harry

  November 10, 2016 at 11:05 am by

At Westminster Abbey this morning, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry officially opened this year’s Field of Remembrance, organised by the British Royal Legion to honour the British servicemen and women who lost their lives fighting for their country. Both wearing military dress, the two men planted wooden Crosses of Remembrance in the field prior to the sounding of the Last Post and two minutes silence. The Duke and Prince Harry … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens Multi-Million Pound Francis Crick Institute

  November 9, 2016 at 5:15 pm by

London’s £650million Francis Crick Institute, the largest biomedical research centre found in one building in Europe, was today officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of York, was given a tour of the Institute, in the process meeting some of the 1,250 plus scientists that work in the state-of-the-art facilities that will research the “prevention, diagnoses and treatment of diseases such as … Continue reading

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Colombian President Welcomed To The UK With Traditional Pomp and Circumstance

  November 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm by

In a ceremony full of the pageantry that Britain is renowned for, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia was officially welcomed to the country for the first state visit of a Colombian head of state to the UK. He is being accompanied by his wife, María Clemencia Rodríguez de Santos. Queen Elizabeth II, in a lovely pale green dress and overcoat, and the Duke of Edinburgh headed up the ceremony, where the Duke … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Officially Opens BA i360 in Brighton

  October 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh was in Brighton today to officially open the British Airways i360 vertical cable car, the first in the world. Sitting adjacent to the remains of West Pier, the BA i360 offers 360-degree views of the seafront from its peak height of 162 metres. It has been designed by the architectural firm who designed the London Eye, Marks Barfield. Prince Philip was given a trip on the i360, heading … Continue reading

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A Family Day Out As Prince Charles Shows Off The Poundbury Development

  October 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm by

Poundbury, the urban experimental town established in Dorset by the Duchy of Cornwall, received a royal visit for the opening of the Queen Mother Square as the Prince of Wales gave Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cornwall a tour. The royals met the architects and builders involved in the development of Poundbury, as well as some of the 180 local business owners who have moved into … Continue reading

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Team GB Medalists Fêted At Buckingham Palace By The British Royals

  October 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm by

Queen Elizabeth hosted a reception for Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic medalists from the recent Rio Games this evening at Buckingham Palace. The TeamGB athletes – including boxer Nicola Adams, the women’s gold medal winning hockey team, gymnast Max Whitlock, equestrian champion Lee Pearson, and show jumper Nick Skelton – were congratulated by a royal contingent comprised of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Elizabeth and Philip Visit The Great Wall

  October 14, 2016 at 8:00 am by

October 14, 1986: During the first visit of a British monarch to China, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh ensured they saw one of China’s most popular and well-known sites, the Great Wall. The couple are seen below at the Badaling section of the wall.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Receive Military Long Service Medals

  October 11, 2016 at 11:41 am by

During a special audience with the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (People), Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were presented with Long Service and Good Conduct medals from the British Armed Forces. The Queen received three medals – Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force – for her role as Commander-in-Chief of the three branches of the Armed Forces, while the Duke received a medal for … Continue reading

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London, Here She Comes! Sophie Wessex Kicks Off DoE Award Bike Ride

  September 19, 2016 at 10:12 am by

The Countess of Wessex has this morning departed from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on a 716km bike ride to Buckingham Palace as her Duke of Edinburgh Award Diamond Challenge to mark the 60th anniversary of the organisation. Prince Philip, who started the scheme back in 1956, and Prince Edward were on hand at the Palace to see off Sophie and her team of six fellow riders, who are … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Prince Philip Visits His Birth Country

  September 16, 2016 at 9:30 am by

September 16, 1964: Prince Philip takes in the Acropolis in Athens with his eldest son, Prince Charles (taking a photograph), and his daughter, Princess Anne. The trio were in Greece for the wedding of King Constantine II of the Hellenes and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, both cousins of Prince Philip. Princess Anne was a bridesmaid, while Prince Charles held one of the crowns above the bridal couple during the Greek … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined by Charles and Anne For Braemar Highland Games

  September 3, 2016 at 4:34 pm by

The annual Braemar Highland Gathering took place today at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar, Scotland, with Queen Elizabeth joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence for this year’s games. Sitting in the royal pavilion, the royals were in stitches, sharing laughs amongst themselves, as they enjoyed the traditional events – Highland dancing, tug-of-wars, … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Opens New Air Ambulance Base With A Kiss From Her Grandson

  July 13, 2016 at 11:47 am by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled up to Cambridge today for the official opening of the Egerton-Smith Centre at Cambridge Airport, which is the new operating base of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. On hand to greet them as their helicopter touched down was their grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, who works as a pilot for the EAAA. William gave both his grandparents a kiss on the cheek in … Continue reading

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Order of the Thistle Service Takes Place at St Giles’ Cathedral

  July 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

The 2016 Order of the Thistle service has taken place at the St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William and Princess Anne. Wearing their ceremonial robes, they were joined by the other Knights and Ladies of the Order for the service ahead of a lunch at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Order of the Thistle is Scotland’s highest order of chivalry, and … Continue reading

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A Day in Dundee For Queen Elizabeth and Her Duke

  July 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm by

Holyrood Week continued in Dundee today, as Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to the city for a day of engagements. One of the main parts of the day was the official opening of the Slessor Gardens along the Dundee Waterfront, which are named after Mary Slessor, a missionary born in Aberdeen, but raised in Dundee who spent most of her adult life working in Africa. After the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Advises All to ‘Stay Calm’ During Opening of Scottish Parliament

  July 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm by

Speaking at the opening of the Fifth Session of Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh today, Queen Elizabeth spoke of the benefits of keeping calm “in an increasingly complex and demanding world”, a statement of particular relevance considering the aftermath of last week’s ‘Brexit’ vote. “Retaining the ability to stay calm and collected can at times be hard. As this Parliament has successfully demonstrated over the years, one hallmark of leadership in such a fast-moving world … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Arrives in Scotland For Holyrood Week

  July 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm by

Holyrood Week has kicked off today, as Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Scotland via train for their annual week of engagements in the country. They travelled directly to the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh for the traditional Ceremony of the Keys, in which the keys to the city are presented to the monarch by the Lord Provost, which are then immediately returned. The Queen wore a … Continue reading

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