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Charles and Camilla Continue Tour of Oman, Before Heading To The UAE

  November 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm by

On their second day in Oman, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had seperate engagements linked to their personal interests before they left the country for the next stop on their Middle East tour. Prince Charles had meetings with a number of representatives of Omani organisations and youth leaders that encourage community efforts; including Anisa Al Raisi, a trekker who is aiming to become the first Omani citizen … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Begin Middle East Tour in Oman

  November 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their week-long tour to the Middle East in Oman today, with a ceremonial welcome in Muscat a definite highlight thanks to some traditional sword dancing. Prince Charles, never one to shy away from a dance, joined in the traditional Razha dance while his wife watched on, smiling wide as he waved a sword in the air as part of the … 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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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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Prince Charles Hosts Nursing Awards Finalists At Clarence House

  October 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm by

The Prince of Wales this afternoon hosted a reception at Clarence House for nurses on the shortlist for the 2016 Nursing Times Awards that will be announced tonight. The reception was given to thank the nurses for their extraordinary work, and to congratulate and recognise their achievements. Earlier today, Prince Charles also paid a visit to St Mary’s Hospital where he met staff and patients in the intensive care unit, … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Remembers the Victims of the Aberfan Disaster Fifty Years On

  October 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm by

The Prince of Wales joined survivors and family members of victims of the 1966 Aberfan disaster at a reception in South Wales to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the disaster which claimed the lives of 144 people. He laid a wreath at the Aberfan Cemetery ahead of a reception where he said that “Anyone who is old enough can remember where they were when they heard the appalling news about … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visits Grandmother’s Grave While In Israel

  October 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm by

While the Prince of Wales was in Israel on Friday to attend the funeral of the late former President Shimon Peres, he also made a visit of a personal nature – to the grave of his paternal grandmother, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark. The Princess, who was born Princess Alice of Battenberg, is buried at the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Her wish to … Continue reading

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Royals Fly To Israel To Honour Late President Shimon Peres At Funeral Service

  September 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm by

Dozens of world leaders made the trip to Israel today to attend the funeral service for the country’s late former President, Shimon Peres. Included in the congregation were the Prince of Wales, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and King Felipe VI of Spain. All three men wore traditional yarmulkes during the funeral and burial services at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem. President Peres, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for … 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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Prince Charles Honours New Zealand’s Battle of the Somme Fallen

  September 15, 2016 at 10:39 am by

The Prince of Wales attended a commemoration today at the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery in Longueval, France to mark 100 years since New Zealand forces entered into the Battle of the Somme. “The footprints we leave today mark the centre of a struggle that found twenty-five countries from five continents on opposing sides in a terrible and exhausting trial of strength. None came further to serve here than the New Zealanders who, … Continue reading

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Prince Charles: Evening Standard’s ‘Londoner of the Decade’

  September 7, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

The Prince of Wales has been named ‘Londoner of the Decade’ by The Express Standard this evening. The achievement award was given at the newspaper’s Progress 1000 Awards at the Science Museum. “I have to confess I am not entirely sure whether to be pleased or alarmed.  Perhaps I am losing my touch when such eminent newspapers start giving me achievement awards!” the Prince joked as he began his acceptance speech … Continue reading

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A Busy London Day For Charles and Camilla

  September 6, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a busy day in London today, beginning with a celebration of the Royal Mail, which is marking 500 years of service this year. Attending the reception at Merchant Taylor’s Hall, Charles and Camilla unveiled a green replica Penfold postbox, after the Prince delivered a speech that decried the explosion of Twitter usage, saying that “In these days of texting and various … 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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Fancy A Spot of Seaweed Harvesting Sir? Prince Charles in the Highlands

  July 29, 2016 at 2:37 pm by

Prince Charles has gone up to Scottish Highlands, and today spent part of his day learning about the process of harvesting edible seaweed from the coastlines of Caithness. During his visit to New Wave Foods, the Prince donned a white lab coat over his suit jacket and kilt for a tour of the factory that produces edible seaweed. Later it was into more appropriate attire as he was taken ‘into … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: ‘The Wedding of the Century’

  July 29, 2016 at 4:30 am by

35 years ago, the Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer in the ‘wedding of century’ at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. As the Archbishop of Canterbury (then Robert Runcie) presided over the wedding ceremony, 3,500 guests watched on as the bride and groom made their vows – though not without some mishaps! Lady Diana took ‘Philip Charles Arthur George’ to be her husband, mixing up the groom’s names, while the Prince … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Enjoy Annual Visit to Sandringham Flower Show

  July 27, 2016 at 4:29 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have paid their annual visit to the Sandringham Flower Show today, as the show marks its 135th year. Spending over two hours touring stalls and chatting with exhibitors, the couple appeared in high spirits as they sampled ales and some food items before Camilla purchased a crochet toy elephant from the craft marquee. Charles and Camilla also viewed an exhibition put … Continue reading

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That’s Not Meant To Happen! Plaque Unveiling Goes Awry For Prince Charles

  July 21, 2016 at 2:02 pm by

The Prince of Wales paid a visit to the Daneway Banks Nature Reserve in Gloucestershire today, touring part of the 38acres of the reserve and meeting with conservationists and volunteers. He unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark his visit, which was in part to learn about the reserve’s successful preservation of the endangered Large Blue Butterfly, however this was when everything did not go according to plan: as the Prince … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Take Devon – Day Three

  July 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

Devon has farewelled the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, as they completed their three-day visit to the South West of England today. The couple spent the day on solo engagements: Charles visiting a Plymouth waste facility and the Naval Base Devonport, while Camilla opened BBC’s new headquarters in the region. At the waste facility, Prince Charles learnt how they convert waste into energy that helps generate heat and electricity at the … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Take Cornwall – Day One

  July 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm by

Cornwall has received a visit from its Duke and Duchess today, as Charles and Camilla begin a three-day visit to the region. The couple began the day at a farmer’s market, before splitting for individual engagements – the Duke opening the new outdoor Jubilee Pool, while the Duchess met with several local organisations. What a wonderful first day for #TRHinCornwall! Catch up on the news here: https://t.co/8MbZw8Fe9T pic.twitter.com/06zxTaqCbd — Clarence House … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Queen Mother and Her Grandchildren

  July 15, 2016 at 10:00 am by

In August 1980, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother celebrated her 80th birthday. A service of thanksgiving was held at St Paul’s Cathedral on July 15, and official portraits were taken at Buckingham Palace to mark the birthday. The below photograph was one of them, showing the Queen Mother with her six grandchildren: (back row) Viscount Linley, Prince Andrew, the Prince of Wales, Prince Edward; (front row) Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Princess … Continue reading

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