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The Duke of Edinburgh Passes Away, Aged 99

  April 9, 2021 at 7:35 am by

Buckingham Palace has this afternoon announced the death of The Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle…The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss,” the Palace statement said. … Continue reading

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Prince Philip admitted to hospital

  February 17, 2021 at 6:50 pm by

On February 18, Prince Philip was admitted to hospital “as a precautionary measure” according to Buckingham Palace. The 99 year-old Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London as per his doctor’s advice, after he had been suffering from an illness not related to Coronavirus for the past few days. Prince Philip is allegedly in “good spirits” and will remain at the hospital for several … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex expecting second child

  February 14, 2021 at 5:29 pm by

On February 14, it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expecting their second child. The couple announced the news on their Instagram page, with a black and white photo of themselves taken by Misan Harriman, a friend of the Sussexes and photographer. Meghan and Harry’s baby will be eighth in line to the throne, as Harry kept his place in the line of succession despite he … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank welcome first child

  February 10, 2021 at 3:43 am by

On February 9, Princess Eugenie gave birth to her and Jack Brooksbank’s first child, a son, whose name has not yet been announced, at the Portland Hospital in London. The baby boy was born at 8:55am GMT at weighed 8lb 1oz and is now 11th in line to the British throne. The baby will also have the title of Master Brooksbank and will not have a royal or noble title … Continue reading

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The Queen and Prince Philip get a Coronavirus vaccine

  January 9, 2021 at 6:29 pm by

The Queen and Prince Philip announced that they had received a Coronavirus vaccine as per the national guidelines that state those over the age of 80 are to receive the vaccine first. According to the statement, a doctor came to vaccinate the royal couple at Windsor Castle, where they have been isolating. Their oldest son, Prince Charles, and their oldest grandson, Prince William, have both had Coronavirus. The UK started … Continue reading

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A very different Christmas for the British royal family

  December 26, 2020 at 4:14 am by

Due to the pandemic, the British royal family, like millions of other families across the country, spent their Christmas at home and therefore could not hold the usual gathering at Sandringham House in Norfolk. Original plans were for the family to have a smaller celebration at Windsor Castle, but then new lockdown rules kicked in enforcing the new tier rules, with Windsor and London both falling into tier 4, meaning … Continue reading

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Lupo, the Cambridge family dog, dies

  November 23, 2020 at 2:34 am by

Lupo, often called “HRH Lupo” affectionately by royal fans, has passed away at the age of 9. He was the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Cocker Spaniel dog, who is said to have been “the heart” of the family. Lupo, whose name is the Italian word for “wolf”, was bred by the Duchess’s parents Michael and Carole Middleton’s former dog. In 2013, Lupo was the reason behind firefighters visiting the … Continue reading

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Queen attends socially distanced service for the Unknown Warrior

  November 8, 2020 at 4:41 pm by

On November 7, the Queen attended a commemoration service for the Unknown Warrior, an unidentified British service member who died during World War One. The service was attended by her equerry, Lieutenant Colonel Nani Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, who placed a bouquet of flowers from Princess Beatrice’s wedding for the victim on their grave on her behalf. The Unknown Warrior’s body was transferred from France to England and was buried in 1920 … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie expecting first child

  September 26, 2020 at 3:52 am by

On September 25, it was announced that Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank were expecting their first child, which is due at the beginning of 2021. Princess Eugenie shared a photo of baby booties on Instagram to announce the news. The Royal Family then posted on their official Twitter that “The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, The Queen and The Duke … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge supports mothers during the pandemic

  September 23, 2020 at 5:27 pm by

On 23 September, the Duchess of Cambridge met mothers with “lockdown babies” as they have come to be known as, at Battersea Park in London as part of a support group run by the National Childbirth Trust. Earlier in the day Kate met with eight organisations and the families they support on video call to discuss how the organisations have helped parents with young children during the Coronavirus pandemic. Kate … Continue reading

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Royals Remember VJ Day with Commemoration Service

  August 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm by

On August 15, Prince Charles and various members of the British Royal Family commemorated the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day, which also marks the official end of the Second World War. Prince Philip appeared in a photo montage of VJ Day veterans, as he was onboard HMS Whelp at the time of the Japanese surrender and also served in the Far East. The Prince of Wales and Duchess … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in small ceremony

  July 18, 2020 at 3:24 pm by

Due to Coronavirus social distancing guidelines, Princess Beatrice married her fiancee Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi during a small ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor. Two official photographs were released by Buckingham Palace; taken by photographer Benjamin Wheeler. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were some of the guests at the intimate ceremony, which was originally meant to have occurred on 29 May at the Chapel Royal in … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge endorses Tiny Happy People organisation

  July 15, 2020 at 1:38 am by

On July 14, the Duchess of Cambridge met the families who were involved in the creation of the “Tiny Happy People”, an online platform focusing on the physical development of babies and children. Kate spoke to BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin, who was hosting an interview between Kate and the families. The platform offers parents free resources and is supported by the Royal Foundation. Kate also revealed that her youngest son … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge gets stuck in at EACH Hospice

  June 30, 2020 at 4:09 am by

On June 27, the Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to EACH’s “The Nook” clinic in Norwich now social distancing measures have been eased in the UK. Kate chatted to people with severe illnesses and disabilities who are being helped by the East Anglia Children’s Hospice, to mark the end of National Children’s Hospice Week. The hospice gives disabled children and their families a chance to have some creative and … Continue reading

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A very different Trooping the Colour

  June 15, 2020 at 6:48 pm by

The Queen celebrated her official birthday alone at Windsor Castle on June 13, where she watched a performance from the Welsh Guards. Normally the Queen is joined by her family and extended family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after a carriage parade, which is also attended by large crowds of members of the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, this year the celebrations were very limited. The Queen, … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge turns five in new photos

  May 2, 2020 at 4:31 am by

Kensington Palace has released a series of photos of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, who turned 5 on May 2. The photos showed the adorable young royal delivering homemade pasta to local residents who are vulnerable to Coronavirus. The COVID-19 crisis has also meant that Princess Charlotte has had to celebrate her birthday on the video calling app Zoom, as many other people celebrating “lockdown birthdays” around the world have done. … Continue reading

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Prince Louis turns 2 in new photos

  April 23, 2020 at 6:33 pm by

On 23 April, Prince Louis of Cambridge, the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, celebrated his second birthday. To mark the occasion, Kensington Palace shared a series of photographs taken by the Duchess of Cambridge of Louis painting rainbows for the NHS, a trend amongst young children in the UK in support of the National Health Service during the Coronavirus crisis. NHS Nightingale in London have used … Continue reading

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Queen delivers first Easter speech

  April 12, 2020 at 5:31 am by

For the first time in her 68 year reign, the Queen addressed Britain with an Easter speech as the country is entering the first extended week of lockdown on Monday. A week earlier, the Queen addressed the nation in an emergency speech surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, which has now killed a total of 9,875 Britons. The Queen made it clear in her message that “this year, Easter will be different … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on virtual engagement

  April 10, 2020 at 5:54 pm by

On April 8, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went on a virtual engagement to Casterton Primary Academy in Lincolnshire via video call. The children and teachers from the school gave the Cambridges a virtual tour of their classroom, updating them on the Easter activities they had been preparing. The children of key workers are still permitted to attend school in the UK, whilst non-essential worker’s children have to be … Continue reading

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Prince Charles opens NHS Nightingale via laptop

  April 4, 2020 at 6:04 pm by

Prince Charles opened the new NHS Nightingale using the “Zoom” application which has been a popular choice for virtual business meetings amongst various companies and also places of education for online classes as social distancing measures prevent the engagement from occurring face-to-face. The new 4,000 bed NHS Nightingale Hospital is in the location of the ExCel Centre in London, though due to the massive increase in cases of COVID-19 in … Continue reading

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