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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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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visit Pangbourne College

  May 9, 2017 at 10:01 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to Pangbourne College in Berkshire today to help celebrate the College’s 100th anniversary. The royal couple attended a service in the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel to mark the centenary, before meeting current students, alumni and staff during a reception and lunch. One of the alumni that the Queen and Prince Philip spoke with – 97-year-old Commander Keith Evans – served with … Continue reading

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“I Can’t Stand Up Much Longer!” Prince Philip Jokes After Retirement Announcement

  May 4, 2017 at 3:33 pm by

He may be retiring from public duties later this year, but that doesn’t mean the Duke of Edinburgh has lost any of his humour, as he joked today with guests attending a reception for the Order of Merit. “I’m sorry to hear you’re standing down,” Sir Michael Atiyah, a mathematician who became a member of the Order in 1992, said to Prince Philip as they greeted each other at the reception … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Retiring From Public Engagements Come August, Palace Confirms

  May 4, 2017 at 5:39 am by

Buckingham Palace has confirmed this morning that the Duke of Edinburgh will be retiring from public duties after August this year. “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen,” the eagerly anticipated statement read, continuing, “Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled … Continue reading

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Off To Lord’s! Prince Philip Opens New Stand At Home of Cricket

  May 3, 2017 at 10:33 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wednesday to officially open the newly refurbished Warner Stand. Joined by members of the Marylebone Cricket Club, which owns Lord’s, Prince Philip inspected the changes to the stand that were undertaken over a two-year period and cost £25 million. When it came time to unveil the plaque marking the opening, the Duke quipped “You’re about to see the world’s most … Continue reading

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William and Kate Join Royals For Easter Service At Windsor

  April 16, 2017 at 7:31 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the Easter Sunday church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor with other members of the Royal Family for the first time today. They walked to church with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex with Lady Louise and Viscount Severn, the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence, and Peter and Autumn Phillips. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Attend The Royal Maundy Service

  April 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm by

The traditional Royal Maundy Service took place at the Leicester Cathedral today, with the Queen presenting ‘Maundy Money’ to 91 men and 91 women from the local community in recognition of their contributions to community and church. Queen Elizabeth, wearing a teal suit with felt trim and the Botswana Sorghum Brooch, was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh as she met with the clergy and this year’s recipients during the service. … Continue reading

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Thank You Ma’am, I Was Getting Peckish: Queen and Prince Philip Feed Elephant

  April 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip today got to feed an elephant called Donna during their visit to the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. Zookeepers provided the couple with bananas, which were eagerly gobbled up by the elephant – who even went back to the Queen a second time for another piece of fruit! The purpose of the royal visit was to officially open the zoo’s new elephant care centre, which is home … Continue reading

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I Should Be So Lucky: Kylie Minogue Receives Britain-Australia Award From Prince Philip

  April 4, 2017 at 8:09 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh has presented Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue with the Britain-Australia Society’s Award for 2016 during a private audience at Windsor Castle. The award is in recognition of the star’s contributions to Anglo-Australian relations. “I’m a proud Aussie but Britain has a very strong place in my heart having lived and worked here for many years. The Society does a wonderful job to promote the rich cultural ties … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Cancels Thursday Engagement In Wake of London Terror Attack

  March 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm by

In the wake of Wednesday afternoon’s terror attack in Westminster, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh’s planned engagement to open the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Police has been postponed. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said this evening that “in light of today’s events the decision has been taken to postpone the Queen’s engagement to New Scotland Yard” and that it will be rescheduled for another date. Three people were killed when … Continue reading

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Blooming in Blue: Queen Elizabeth Reopens Army Museum

  March 16, 2017 at 11:22 am by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Kent for Thursday’s reopening of the recently refurbished National Army Museum in London. After being welcomed with a kiss from her cousin, the Duke of Kent, who is patron of the National Army Museum, the royal party toured the Army Gallery, viewing the new exhibition of military uniforms over the years. One of the uniforms on … Continue reading

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British Royal Celebrate Commonwealth Day With Westminster Abbey Service

  March 13, 2017 at 4:23 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family were present at an inter-faith church service to celebrate Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey today. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh headed the royal contingent which included the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, and the Earl of Wessex, whom were all greeted by the Dean of Westminster upon their arrival. During the service readings and … Continue reading

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And It’s Off! Queen Elizabeth Launches 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

  March 13, 2017 at 10:30 am by

The 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay was launched this morning at Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, who is the head of the Commonwealth of Nations. Australian para-sport athlete Kurt Fearnley presented the baton to the Queen after bringing it up The Mall, followed by the Band of the Coldstream Guards. Queen Elizabeth – in a bright pink ensemble – then inserted a message she has written to be … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Unveils Afghanistan and Iraq Memorial

  March 9, 2017 at 9:10 am by

Queen Elizabeth II has this morning unveiled the national memorial which honours the members of the Armed Forces and British civilians who saw active service during conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq at the Victoria Embankment Gardens. The memorial was designed by Paul Day with the intention of “commemorating the duty and service of those who put themselves in harm’s way” as Britain was involved in conflicts in the Middle East between 1990 … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Windsors and the Reagans

  March 3, 2017 at 5:00 am by

March 3, 1983: The Duke of Edinburgh laughs at a joke made by US President Ronald Reagan ahead of a state dinner at the M. H. de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Philip and Queen Elizabeth II made a nine-day visit to the West Coast of the United States of America in early 1983.

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Reception Marking Start of UK-India Year of Culture

  February 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm by

At Buckingham Palace on Monday evening, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception to mark the beginning of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture, which is designed to further cultivate the “deep cultural ties” between the UK and India. The guests – which included a number of celebrities such as actress Ayesha Dharker and Kunal Nayyar from The Big Bang Theory, as well as people of Indian heritage from … Continue reading

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New Cyber Security Centre Opened By Queen Elizabeth in London

  February 14, 2017 at 10:52 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today visited the new National Cyber Security Centre in London, where the monarch officially opened the centre. The couple were given a tour of the NCSC, whose aim is “to make the UK the safest place to live and work online by reducing cyber security risk”. They watched a staffer demonstrate how a cyber attack is handled, and visited the ‘home of the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Makes Second Public Appearance Since Illness

  January 15, 2017 at 11:11 am by

Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Edinburgh, Viscount and Viscountess Linley and other guests attended a church service at the church of St. Mary the Virgin in Flitcham, situated on the edge of Sandringham, on January 15. The Linleys, who will become Earl and Countess of Snowdon in the coming weeks, were wearing black (with the Countess wearing a white dress) in mourning of the first Earl, Antony Armstrong-Jones, who died on … Continue reading

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