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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge open London regatta

  May 8, 2019 at 9:34 am by

On May 7, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opened the King’s Cup Regatta at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. The regatta will be hosted on August 9 by the Cambridges on the Isle of Wight. The King’s Cup was first presented by King George V in 1920 at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron. Eight boats will be participating in this year’s regatta and will be representing the charities the Cambridges … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge opens school in London

  May 3, 2019 at 1:19 am by

On May 1, the Duchess of Cambridge opened the Pears Family School, which is being part of the North London Anna Freud Centre of which she is patron. Kate met children at the school, including a thirteen-year-old who rapped a poem to her about losing his mother at the young age of nine. Leo struggled with his behaviour because of his mother’s death, and was expelled from mainstream school, resulting … Continue reading

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Swedish royals celebrate King Carl Gustaf’s 73rd birthday

  May 1, 2019 at 1:02 am by

On 30 April, the Swedish royals celebrated King Carl Gustaf’s seventy-third birthday with the annual gathering at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. His wife, Queen Silvia, was also in attendance, as were Crown Princess Victoria and her children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar and Prince Carl Philip. King Carl Gustaf is the longest reigning monarch and has surpassed King Magnus IV’s 44 year long reign. Carl Gustaf was crowned on … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge awarded Royal Victorian Order by the Queen

  April 30, 2019 at 12:59 am by

Coinciding with her eighth wedding anniversary to the Duke of Cambridge, whom she married on 29 April 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge was granted the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order for “services to the sovereign” as announced by Buckingham Palace today. The Royal Victorian Order is a dynastic knighthood and was established by Queen Victoria in 1896 ahead of her Diamond Jubilee. The Dame Grand Cross is … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Anzac Day Service

  April 25, 2019 at 5:32 pm by

On April 25, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Gloucester attended a service commemorating Anzac Day to honour the lives lost during the wars in the Australian and New Zealand military forces, whilst the Duke of Cambridge is currently visiting New Zealand on an engagement. The royals wore commemorative poppies during the solemn service at Westminster Abbey, which was also attended by the Australian … Continue reading

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Prince Louis’s First Birthday

  April 23, 2019 at 7:46 am by

A series of three new photographs, taken by his mother the Duchess of Cambridge, of Prince Louis have been released for his first birthday on April 23. The photos show a smiling Prince Louis in a blue and then a red jumper. This is the second time Louis has been officially seen since his christening in the summer of 2018. Louis was born on April 23, 2018 and is the … Continue reading

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British Royals at Easter Service on Queen’s Birthday

  April 22, 2019 at 5:49 am by

On April 21, the Queen, who was also celebrating her ninety-third birthday that same day, was joined by members of her immediate family at the annual Easter Sunday service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Those who also attended the service were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Sussex, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children Lady Louise and Viscount Severn, the Duke … Continue reading

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Queen and Princess Eugenie attend Maundy Thursday Service at Windsor Castle

  April 18, 2019 at 3:15 pm by

On April 18, Princess Eugenie accompanied her grandmother, the Queen, to the annual Maundy Thursday service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The Queen has been attending since the age of eight. Children from the nearby Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Berkshire presented the Queen and Princess Eugenie with flowers as they left the service before the Queen presented 93 pensioners with commemorative Maundy birthday coins for their … Continue reading

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British royals pay tribute to Notre Dame fire

  April 17, 2019 at 2:08 am by

On April 15, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was struck by a ravaging fire which destroyed the roof and spire of the 850 year-old cathedral, which is arguably one of the most significant religious sights in the world and attracts millions of tourists to Paris each year. In her letter to French President Macron, the Queen said that she and the Duke of Edinburgh were “deeply saddened” by the … Continue reading

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£1m stolen Bonaparte engagement ring found

  April 8, 2019 at 4:27 pm by

On April 7, it was reported that an engagement ring worth a million pounds was stolen from the car of Prince Jean-Christophe Napoléon after his fiancée, Countess Olympia von Arco-Zinneberg, had left the ring in her bag in the car. The incident happened after they were due to meet their parents at the Hotel d’Aubusson in the sixth arrondissement of Paris. Their Mercedes GL was unlocked though the couple were … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge spends time working with British secret agencies

  April 7, 2019 at 3:53 pm by

Over the course of three weeks in March, the Duke of Cambridge worked with secret agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ; Kensington Palace revealed on April 7. Prince William worked with counter-terrorism operatives; where he analysed and carried out investigations. He also learnt about risks to the United Kingdom’s national security and economy. MI5 is the UK’s domestic counter-intelligence security agency whilst MI6 deals with counter-intelligence from abroad. GCHQ provides intelligence … Continue reading

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Duke of Sussex visits YMCA Ealing

  April 5, 2019 at 5:32 pm by

The Duke of Sussex visited the YMCA centre in Ealing, London on April 5, to participate in a discussion with representatives from Stonewall, The Mix, Safe Lives, Mermaids and Young Minds. At the event, Harry stated that “social media is more addictive than drugs and alcohol. Yes it is more dangerous because it is normalised and there are no restrictions. So we are in a really mind-altering time”, and also … Continue reading

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Family support Zara Tindall competing in horse trials

  March 24, 2019 at 5:51 pm by

On March 23, Zara Tindall’s immediate family turned out to support her at the Gatcombe Horse Trials as she competed with her horse Gladstone. The Phillips and Tindall families along with Princess Anne and Tim Lawrence were in attendance at the event, which appeared to be a fun day out for the children who were seen enjoying ice-cream and running around with each other. The trials span for two days … Continue reading

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Queen and Duchess of Cambridge at joint London engagement

  March 19, 2019 at 6:49 pm by

The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge opened Bush House at King’s College, London on March 19 on a joint engagement. Bush House previously shared headquarters with the BBC though is now being leased by King’s College, a public research university and is considered to be part of the “golden triangle” of English universities which includes Oxford and Cambridge. Bush House is the newest building on the university’s Strand campus. … Continue reading

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Lena Tindall christened in private ceremony

  March 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm by

On March 17, Lena Tindall, the second daughter and child of Princess Anne’s daughter Zara and her husband Mike Tindall was christened in a private ceremony at St. Nicholas’s Church in Cherington, Gloucestershire, near the Gatcombe Estate. The Duke of Sussex was reported to be one of Lena’s godparents, as he attended the christening with his wife Meghan, who is due to give birth next month. The Queen and other … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

  March 17, 2019 at 6:03 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade hosted by the Irish Guards, of which the Duke is colonel, in Hounslow, West London. The Cambridges watched the century-old parade where the Duchess was greeted by the mascot of the Irish Guards, an Irish wolfhound named Domhnall. During their visit the Duke and Duchess also participated in a minute’s silence for the victims of the New … Continue reading

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Prince of Wales at Spanish impressionist exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

  March 13, 2019 at 5:53 pm by

On March 13, the Prince of Wales was accompanied by Queen Letizia of Spain as they attended an exhibition showcasing some of the works of Spanish impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. Prince Charles’s cousin Lady Sarah Chatto was also part of the entourage that showed the pair around the exhibition; which showcased portraits and landscapes including that of Princess Beatrice of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria and family celebrate name day

  March 12, 2019 at 5:57 pm by

On March 12, it was Crown Princess Victoria’s name day, which was celebrated with an official ceremony in the courtyard of the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Name days in Sweden have as much of a significance to individuals as birthdays do and are celebrated in a similar fashion. Victoria’s name day falls on every March 12 in Sweden. Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar were also present at … Continue reading

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British royal family at Commonwealth Day service

  March 12, 2019 at 10:35 am by

On March 11; the Queen was joined by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who were earlier also performing other related engagements, at a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, England. British Prime Minister Theresa May was also at the service, and band Clean Bandit gave a performance. Faith leaders, high commissioners, ambassadors as well … Continue reading

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Earl of Wessex given new title on birthday

  March 11, 2019 at 5:58 pm by

On March 10, the Earl of Wessex turned fifty-five and was given the Scottish title Earl of Forfar by the Queen in addition to his current title, the Earl of Wessex, which was granted to him when he married his wife, Sophie Rhys-Jones, in June 1999. The Earl of Forfar is a Scottish title that dates back to 1661 and was first created for the Douglas Family. Archibald Douglas was … Continue reading

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