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Peter and Autumn Phillips to divorce

  February 12, 2020 at 8:14 am by

On 11 February, it was announced that Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn were to divorce, sharing custody of their two children; 9 year-old Savannah and 7 year-old Isla. A statement on the couple’s behalf said that the choice to separate was “the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship”. The Queen and other members of the royal family were allegedly told about Peter and Autumn’s … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend private engagement at JP Morgan Miami

  February 8, 2020 at 10:29 am by

On February 6, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a private engagement at the JP Morgan base in Miami. This is the first engagement the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have attended since it was announced that they were to move to Canada for a more private life last month. The exclusive event took place at the 1 Hotel on Miami’s South Beach, where the Sussexes were “keynote speakers”. … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at BAFTAs

  February 3, 2020 at 8:43 am by

On February 2, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the BAFTA Awards 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, marking Prince William’s tenth year as president of the awards. Many famous faces were also present at the awards, including the on screen queen Olivia Coleman. Prince William presented a fellowship award to Kathleen Kennedy, producer of the Star Wars movies, as well as Jurassic Park, ET Extra Terrestrial … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Auschwitz memorial service

  January 27, 2020 at 6:38 pm by

On January 28, 75 years after Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a memorial service at Westminster, also in honour of Holocaust Memorial Day. During the service, William read an extract of a letter written by his great-grandmother, Princess Alice of Greece and Denmark, who helped hide Jewish families during the Holocaust in Greece and is recognised as a Righteous Amongst the Nations by Yad Vashem, … Continue reading

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Prince Charles joins leaders and survivors at Auschwitz commemoration

  January 23, 2020 at 6:49 pm by

On January 23, Prince Charles attended a commemoration in memory of the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation at Yad Vashem in Israel. The memorial took place during the Prince of Wales’s two day trip to Israel and Palestine. He is due to visit Jerusalem and the occupied Palestinian territories, as his first official visit to the area. Princes Charles’s own grandmother, Princess Alice of Greece and Denmark, hid a Jewish … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex celebrates birthday with a Buckingham Palace summit

  January 21, 2020 at 7:14 pm by

The Countess of Wessex attended a summit at the UK/Africa investment with her husband the Earl of Wessex and hosts the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on her fifty-fifth birthday on January 20. The event was also attended by the Princess Royal and aims to bring heads of state and governments together to discuss issues surrounding both Africa and the UK. Important multicultural agencies and famous African companies were also … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex drop HRH title and duties

  January 18, 2020 at 7:09 pm by

It was announced on January 18 that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer retain their HRH status or perform engagements on behalf of the royal family. This comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced on January 8 that they would be stepping back from royal life and were to move abroad to Canada. This time, the couple have stated they aim to repay the £2.4m … Continue reading

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Back to work for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

  January 15, 2020 at 7:03 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge went back to work on January 15 when she visited Bradford with her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, in West Yorkshire. The couple visited the Bradford Khidmat Centre, where they joined a session of the Older Yet Wiser project, which supports grandparents who look after young children. The classes are led by a “monkey puppet” who encourages the grandparents and parents to sing with their children. … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Royal on rare engagement together

  January 14, 2020 at 6:49 pm by

On January 14, the Duchess of Cornwall, or Rothesay as she as known in Scotland, joined her sister-in-law Princess Anne at the University of Aberdeen as she rewards her with an honorary degree. Camilla visited a sports centre and as chancellor of the university, granted Anne an honorary degree in recognition of her charity work. The Princess Royal is patron of Save the Children where she has visited projects across … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex step down from senior royal position

  January 8, 2020 at 7:10 pm by

It was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have stepped down from their position as senior members of the royal family, without consulting Buckingham Palace beforehand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in an Instagram post that they “were to step back as senior members of the royal family” in order to create a “progressive new role within this institution”. It was also announced that the couple … Continue reading

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British royals attend Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church

  December 27, 2019 at 4:53 am by

As per annual tradition, the Queen and several members of her family attended the Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk. The Queen attended on her own this year, as her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, is currently recovering from an illness after being released from hospital the day before. Also attending were the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Princesses Beatrice and … Continue reading

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Queen attends church service as Prince Philip is still in hospital

  December 23, 2019 at 6:29 pm by

On December 22, the Queen attended a service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham with the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn. Prince Philip, meanwhile, is spending his second night at the King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone, London for observation of an existing medical condition. On Friday, the 98 year-old royal travelled from Norfolk to London where he has … Continue reading

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Queen and Prince Charles attend State Opening of Parliament

  December 23, 2019 at 6:22 pm by

On December 19, the Queen and Prince of Wales attended the State Opening of Parliament following Boris Johnson’s election as Prime Minister. New MPs were also sworn into the session as the Queen carried out a speech outlining the details of Brexit and the situation with the National Health Service, stating next year’s government agenda, including to remove Britain from the EU on 31 January. Scotland’s first minister has also … Continue reading

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Queen hosts Christmas lunch for family

  December 18, 2019 at 6:51 pm by

The Queen hosted the annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on December 18 where members of the immediate and extended royal family gathered together. Those absent from the event of the immediate family were the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son Archie, as they are spending a private break over the Christmas period. The Queen has hosted the Christmas lunch every Christmas as it is a time for … Continue reading

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Queen hosts NATO summit

  December 4, 2019 at 11:40 am by

Queen Elizabeth II hosted NATO leaders today at Buckingham Palace on December 3. As well as the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra were also present at the summit. President Trump and his wife Melania arrived to the sound of the choir singing Silent Night. They were joined by other world leaders of … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge team up with Mary Berry

  December 1, 2019 at 6:59 pm by

In November, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge collaborated with British TV chef Mary Berry to cook a Christmas lunch for those who are working on Christmas Day. The party was hosted by the trio at the Rosewood Hotel in London. Beforehand the Cambridges took Mary Berry to some of the charities and organisations they supported. During the event, the royal couple also met the winner of 2015’s series of … Continue reading

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Prince Andrew temporarily steps down from engagements

  November 23, 2019 at 2:58 am by

On November 21, it was announced in a public statement by the Duke of York that he would be stepping down from public engagements “for the foreseeable future”, following his interview with reporter Emily Maitlis about his association and involvement with Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking case. It has been reported that Prince Andrew met Epstein in the early 1990s through association with Ghislaine Maxwell, who was also involved in the … Continue reading

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Royals attend Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph

  November 11, 2019 at 7:29 pm by

On November 10, the Queen and other members of the royal family attended the annual Remembrance commemorative service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. As well as the Queen, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Duke of Kent … Continue reading

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British royals attend Festival of Remembrance

  November 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm by

On November 9, the Queen and other members of the royal family attended the annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. Aside from the monarch herself; the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and Tim Lawrence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit military families in Windsor

  November 7, 2019 at 5:45 pm by

On November 7, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the children and families of those who in the Welsh, Coldstream and Cavalry Guards who are currently fighting abroad. The couple attended a coffee morning at the Broom Farm Community Centre, which is in the middle of the military estate where the families currently reside. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Instagram account stated that the couple “surprised their neighbours … Continue reading

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