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Prince Philip Presents Medals in Edinburgh

  August 12, 2013 at 8:47 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh made his first public appearance in almost two months today, presenting medals in Scotland. He presented the Royal Medals, which are awarded for contributions to life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, humanities and social sciences, and business and commerce, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh to Professor Sir John Cadogan, Professor Michael Ferguson and Sir Ian Wood. He is an Honorary Fellow of the RSE, and … Continue reading

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Prince Philip’s Return

  August 6, 2013 at 2:03 am by

It has been announced that The Duke of Edinburgh will undertake his first official engagement since his spell in hospital and period of recovery earlier this summer. The 92 year old Duke is expected in Edinburgh on August 12th, where he will deliver the Royal Society of Edinburgh medals, as per a press release from Buckingham Palace. Earlier this summer, the Duke of Edinburgh left the London Clinic on June … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Leaves Hospital

  June 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh left the London Clinic on Monday evening, June 17th, after having spent 11 days at the hospital. The 92 year old Greek-born Prince was in good spirits and thanked the staff he left. Over the previous few days, the Prince had received visits from several members of the Royal Family including Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince of Wales and Princes Edward, William and Harry. It’s expected that Prince … Continue reading

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Trooping the Colour 2013

  June 16, 2013 at 3:09 am by

The British Royal Family were out in full force yesterday to mark the Queen’s official birthday with the annual Trooping the Colour parade. Queen Elizabeth II was joined by her first cousin, the Duke of Kent, for the journey from Buckingham Palace down The Mall towards Horse Guards Parade to receive the official salute from the Household Cavalry. She was joined by the Duke in place of her husband, the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth visits Prince Philip at London Clinic

  June 11, 2013 at 11:09 am by

London – June 10th, 2013  Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the London Clinic shortly after 7pm on Monday June 10th. The Prince, who has been in hospital since last Thursday, was celebrating his 92nd birthday and had recieved a visit from his youngest son, the Earl of Wessex, earlier that afternoon. Buckingham Palace announced that the Prince was “comfortable and … Continue reading

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Prince Philip “Satisfactory” Following Operation

  June 8, 2013 at 5:32 am by

London – June 7th, 2013 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh underwent “an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations” at a London hospital on Friday June 7th. The 91 year old Prince was admitted to the London Clinic on Thursday evening. A statement was issued from Buckingham Palace shortly after 6pm London time to state “at this early stage the Prince is progressing satisfactorily” and that the “results from the scheduled surgery … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital

  June 7, 2013 at 1:44 am by

London – June 6th, 2013 Shortly after 7.30pm London time last night, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh had been admitted to a hospital in central London that evening. The Prince, who turns 92 on June 10th, was admitted “following abdominal investigations” and could remain there for up to two weeks. He is to undergo an exploratory operation. Earlier this week, the Prince was forced to cancel … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Hosts Palace Garden Party

  May 23, 2013 at 11:03 am by

London – May 22nd Queen Elizabeth II hosted a garden party on the grounds of Buckingham Palace yesterday. Also present to lend a hand were the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall brought umbrellas just incase the cloudy London weather changed. The Queen hosts a number of garden parties throughout the summer … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II attends State Opening of Parliament

  May 9, 2013 at 8:41 am by

May 8th, 2013 Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, attended the State Opening of Parliament with much pomp and ceremony on May 8th. Also attending, for the first time since 1996, was The Prince of Wales who was accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall, marking her first ever attendance at a State Opening of Parliament. The State Opening of Parliament marks the start of the parliamentary year … Continue reading

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The State Banquet: Jewels, Orders and Decorations

  November 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm by

As with all State Visits, the hosts and the guests pay special attention to the Orders and Decorations they are wearing. The rule of thumb is to wear the highest honour available from the other country, and the Banquet in honour of the Kuwaiti State Visit was no exception in that respect. The Queen already held the Collar of the Order of Mubarak the Great and is also Member Special … Continue reading

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Queen Hosts State Banquet in Honour of the Emir of Kuwait

  November 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm by

To celebrate the tree-day State Visit of 83-year-old Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, to the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth hosted a State Banquet in Emir’s honour at Windsor Castle. The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, and other members of the Royal Family were in attendance. Also … Continue reading

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Royals At Buckingham Palace Reception For Team GB

  October 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm by

Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes were honoured yesterday at a glittering Buckingham Palace reception hosted by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. British Royals turned out in force to show their appreciation for the sporting heroes who had won Britain an unprecedented haul of gold, silver and bronze medals during the spectacular London 2012 Games. Team GB did the country proud with an outstanding performance during the Olympic … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital Again

  August 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital again today. According to Buckingham Palace spokesman, Prince Philip travelled to the Scottish hospital, about 40 miles away from Balmoral where the Duke and the Queen are staying, as a “precautionary measure”. The Prince appears to be suffering from recurrence of the bladder infection that saw him hospitalised back in June. Prince Philip is likely to remain in hospital for the next … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal Celebrates 62nd Birthday

  August 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm by

Princess Anne was born on 15 August 1950 at Clarence House, as the only daughter and second child of then Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. At the time of her birth, she was third in the Line of Succession, after her mother and elder brother. She was baptised at the Buckingham Palace by the Archbishop of York two months after her birth. The Princess’s Godparents were: Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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London 2012: Swimming Draws the Royals In

  July 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm by

As it usually is, the Olympic swimming competition has been the place for royal spotting. Yesterday saw members of the Danish, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Norwegian and Greek royal families in the stands for the morning heats. Sitting together in the VIP section, it was a kin to a family reunion of sorts. Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte of Denmark were on hand to cheer Jeanette … Continue reading

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London 2012: Zara Phillips Makes Olympics Debut

  July 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm by

Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, made her Olympic debut today, competing in the second day of the individual dressage at Greenwich Park. Riding High Kingdom, she scored 46.1 penalty points during her dressage routine before lunchtime, which left her in twenty-fourth place following the conclusion of the day’s competition. In the team eventing, Great Britain – comprising of Phillips, Nicola Wilson, Mary King, Kristina Cook and William Fox-Pitt – … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: Host Nations

  July 25, 2012 at 8:29 am by

With the Games of the XXX Olympiad kicking off on Friday in London, the TRF Blog will be looking at the connection between Royal Families and the Summer Olympic Games throughout history over the next few days. Our first blog entry focuses on royal nations which have hosted a Summer Olympic Games. Greece: Athens 1896 The first Games of the Modern Olympiad were held in the traditional home of the … Continue reading

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Reception for Members of the IOC at Buckingham Palace

  July 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm by

Queen Elizabeth hosted a reception for members of the International Olympic Committee today. The Monarch invited IOC representatives from around the world to Buckingham Palace to welcome them to London. During the reception, Count Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC, made a speech, then presented the Queen with a set of Olympic medals. Her Majesty also addressed her guests, welcoming them to London. The Queen said: “In the coming days … Continue reading

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Order of The Thistle 2012: Pomp, Ceremony, And a New Knight

  July 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm by

The annual Order of the Thistle ceremony took place today amid the usual impressive display of pomp and centuries-old ceremony. The event – one of the highlights of the Queen’s annual Holyrood week – was all the more special this year since a new Knight was officially installed – the Earl of Strathearn (as Prince William is known in Scotland). The installation ceremony was conducted by the Dean of the … Continue reading

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Royal Ascot 2012: Days 3, 4 and 5

  June 25, 2012 at 11:35 pm by

Time for a report on Royal Ascot Day 3 to 5. Some pretty exciting things happened, from a victory from one of the Queen’s horses (her 21st victory at Royal Ascot), to a brilliant performance from Black Caviar. Queen Elizabeth attended each day with various members of her family joining her in support. Day 3 The Ladies Day at Ascot started amid rain and forecasts of a thunderstorm. The Queen … Continue reading

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