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Prince Harry Kicks Off Third Invictus Games in Toronto

  September 23, 2017 at 8:40 pm by

The third edition of the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded military personnel and veterans spearheaded by Prince Harry, was officially opened on Saturday evening at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. After cheering on the 550 athletes from the 17 countries competing in the Games as they entered the stadium, Prince Harry took to the stage to welcome the competitors, spectators and open the event. “In a world where so many have … Continue reading

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From One Harry To Another: The Prince and The One Directioner Meet At Film Premiere

  July 13, 2017 at 7:46 pm by

After spending part of his day with the King and Queen of Spain, Prince Harry spent his evening at the world premiere of Dunkirk at The Odeon in Leicester Square on Thursday. The Prince arrived with three military veterans from combats in Dunkirk, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He then met the stars and crew of the film, which tells the story of the British armed forces’ evacuation from the beaches of Dunkirk, France … Continue reading

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Prince William Joins Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Anniversary Celebrations

  July 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm by

At RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Tuesday, the Duke of Cambridge joined Royal Air Force veterans in a celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Prince William spoke with a number of the veterans, including 94-year-old Rusty Waughman, who fly a Lancaster airplane late in the war. They had previously watched an special air display. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was established on … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Visits Hampton Court Flower Show

  July 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

Wearing a white A-line skirted frock from Suzannah that she wore at Royal Ascot last month, the Countess of Wessex paid a visit to the Hampton Court Flower Show on Monday. Sophie toured the show on its preview day, paying particular attention to the show garden put together by Blind Veterans UK, one of her newest patronages. The aim of the charity’s garden is to “offer a sensory stimulus to those with … Continue reading

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Dutch King Honours Veterans on The Country’s 13th Veterans Day

  June 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm by

Veterans Day was marked in The Netherlands Saturday, with King Willem-Alexander leading tributes to the servicemen and women who have served their country since World War II. King Willem-Alexander, with a white carnation – the symbol of Dutch resistance against German forces during the Second World War, “now the symbol of appreciation for all Dutch veterans” – pinned to the lapel of his military uniform, first attended a ceremony at the Ridderzaal … Continue reading

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The Busy Prince: Harry Hosts Garden Party, Meets Invictus Team

  May 30, 2017 at 3:25 pm by

Prince Harry was out and about across London on Tuesday, first attending the launch of the British team for the 2017 Invictus Games before hosting a garden party at Buckingham Palace for the Not Forgotten Association. At the Tower of London in the morning, Harry was present for the official launch of the 90 athletes who will be representing the UK at this year’s Invictus Games in Toronto. Doing the following … Continue reading

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Swedish King Marks Veterans Day

  May 29, 2017 at 12:36 pm by

In Stockolm’s Royal Djurgården at the National Maritime Museum on Monday, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip honoured Sweden’s military veterans during the annual Veterans Day commemorations. The King laid a wreath at the national veterans monument, Restare, before he presented a Armed Forces’ merit medal and the medal presented to soldiers injured in combat. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden paying his respect to the Swedish Veterans 🌼🇸🇪 #swedishveteransday #swedisharmedforces … Continue reading

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King Harald Marks Liberation and Veterans Day

  May 8, 2017 at 10:36 am by

King Harald of Norway marked Liberation and Veterans Day at the Akershus Fortress on Monday. He was joined by Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The King and Prime Minister both laid wreaths at the National Monument. During the ceremony, King Harald also awarded the War Cross with Sword to Marinejegerkommandoen Operator Ken Andersen for his “heroic advancements that have undoubtedly hampered loss of human life and further damage to infrastructure”. These efforts were during Andersen’s stationing … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Attends British Invictus Games Trials for Toronto 2017

  April 7, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

At the University of Bath on Friday, Prince Harry attended the British trials for the 2017 Invictus Games that will be held in Toronto. He watched the trials for the men’s and women’s 200m, the men’s shotput and discus, and the rowing. Harry also caught up with some athletes he had met at previous Invictus Games, including archer Jon Flint and his support dog Jester; and ‘boxed’ with two-year-old Harry … Continue reading

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Prince William Honours Slain Policeman At National Memorial Arboretum

  March 29, 2017 at 11:33 am by

The Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to the Metropolitan Police officer killed in last week’s Westminster terrorist attack during a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Wednesday. “For PC Keith Palmer and all those who have served our community so valiantly; your legacy is our way of life,” read the card pinned to wreath of flowers the Duke laid in the Police Memorial Garden at the Arboretum. … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Speaks Mental Health With Veterans At London Conference

  March 16, 2017 at 4:17 am by

As part of the Heads Together Campaign, Prince Harry participated in the Veterans’ Mental Health Conference at King’s College London. Harry met a number of military personnel who were injured in combat and saw their mental health suffer as a result. Among them were former Royal Marine Philip Eaglesham, who contracted Q Fever while in Afghanistan, and Major Ivan Castro, who lost his eyesight during a tour of Iraq. The conference was organised by in … 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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Prince William Launches Award For School Children During Visit to Wales School

  March 1, 2017 at 2:51 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge visited the Llanfoist Fawr Primary School in Wales today to officially launch the Prince William Award, an initiative for children aged 6-14 to help build their “resilience, confidence and good character”. William joined in with pupils participating in activities set up by the Award to boost their skills in different ways, based on their age group. With the ‘Pioneer’ group (ages 6-8), the Prince helped make towers … Continue reading

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A Visit to Help For Heroes At Tedworth House For Prince Harry

  January 23, 2017 at 5:25 pm by

Since he left the military in June 2015, the main focus of Prince Harry’s charity work has been on the mental health of returned servicemen and women. Today’s engagement – a visit to one of Help for Heroes’s Recovery Centres, Tedworth House, on the border of Wiltshire and Hampshire. The Prince spent time speaking with former service personnel who have received support through the Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds program, which provides mental health assessments … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Twelve – Guyana

  December 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

Prince Harry’s Caribbean tour has reached its final destination: Guyana, who is this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of their independence from Britain. The Prince will spend the weekend here before making his return to London on Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, the Prince began his visit to the country with an audience with the President of Guyana, David Granger, who joked that photographs with politicians were “not quite Rihanna”, before heading … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Leads Armistice Day Service of Remembrance

  November 11, 2016 at 3:38 pm by

Prince Harry represented the Queen at the Service of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum today, Armistice Day. The Prince, watched on by representatives of the three branches of the Armed Forces and dozens of veterans and their families, laid a wreath at memorial ahead of two minutes silence at 11am. He also delivered a reading of The Soldier, a poem written by Rupert Brooke in 1914 that expresses a deceased soldier’s … 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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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 3, Canberra and Sydney

  November 2, 2016 at 1:43 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began their third day in Australia today, Wednesday November 2nd, paying a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Camberra. The Royal Couple laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, placed poppies on the wall of remembrance and then met veterans from World War II and the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. Koningspaar legt krans bij @AWMemorial en ontmoet Australische en … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary in Washington, D.C. Day Two

  September 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

The Danish business delegation visit to the US led by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary truly kicked off today, with a number of different events attended by the couple across Washington, D.C. Crown Prince Frederik had an early start to the day as he joined 15 American veterans who were wounded in combat, along with the Danish Ambassador and 4 Danish veterans, for an early morning run from the Jefferson Memorial … 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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