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Christmas With The Windsors: Royals Go To Church At Sandringham

  December 25, 2017 at 3:24 pm by

As they do each Christmas, members of the British Royal Family gathered at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate for Christmas festivities. They all made the traditional walk to church – St Mary Magdalene’s – for a Christmas Day service on Monday. Queen Elizabeth II (in a fetching bright orange coat and frock) was driven to the church, this year joined by the Duchess of Cornwall (in fuchsia with fur). A new … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Christmas Eve Service at Sandringham

  December 24, 2017 at 7:57 pm by

On December 24, various members of the British Royal Family attended a Christmas Eve service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Those attending the service were Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their daughter Lady Louise, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Duke of York, Tim Laurence and the Princess Royal, as well as Peter and Autumn Phillips. About 350 members of the … Continue reading

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Kensington Palace Releases Harry and Meghan’s Official Engagement Photos

  December 21, 2017 at 10:08 am by

Three official engagement photos were released on December 21 by Kensington Palace of Prince Harry and his fiancé, Meghan Markle. The photos were taken by fashion photographer Alexei Lubomirski at Frogmore House in Windsor. Meghan wore a Ralph & Russo dress for the occasion, and was also seen sporting her engagement ring, which consists a diamond cut from one of Diana, Princess of Wales’s jewellery pieces and diamonds from Botswana. Harry and … Continue reading

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Meghan Joins The Windsors For Annual Family Christmas Lunch At Buckingham Palace

  December 20, 2017 at 2:31 pm by

Meghan Markle joined the Clan Windsor at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday for her first family Christmas luncheon hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. She arrived to the Palace with Prince Harry, smiling politely for photographers and the gathered crowd as their Land Rover zoomed through the Palace gates. Meghan previously joined her fiancee at the Queen’s staff Christmas party at Windsor Castle last week, and she will be spending the Christmas … Continue reading

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Lady Frederick Windsor Severely Injured In Car Crash

  December 4, 2017 at 2:31 am by

Lady Frederick Windsor (previously Sophie Winkleman) was severely injured in a car crash resulting in the breaking of her back and foot. According to reports the crash occurred when Sophie was in the passenger seat of a chauffeur driven car when another driver swerved to avoid a deer, causing them to collide with Sophie’s car. Sophie was admitted to a hospital in Cambridge but soon transferred to her local hospital; … Continue reading

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Mad About Meghan: Prince Harry’s Fiancee Makes Enthusiastic Debut On Visit To Nottingham

  December 1, 2017 at 1:38 pm by

Prince Harry and his new fiancee Meghan Markle visited Nottingham to attend a series of engagements, including a fundraising fair for the Terrence Higgins Trust to mark World AIDS Day, on December 1. This was the first time Ms Markle has been on an official engagement with Prince Harry, and Meghan proved to be very popular with the crowds, as all ages shook hands with her and handed her flowers. Harry … Continue reading

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The Duke of York Appointed Colonel of the Grenadier Guards

  December 1, 2017 at 8:25 am by

Buckingham Palace announced this morning that Queen Elizabeth has appointed The Duke of York as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, the most senior regiment of infantry in the British Army. The Duke takes over the role from his father, The Duke of Edinburgh, who held the post from 1975. The Queen was also Colonel of the Grenadier Guards from 1942 until her accession, when she became Colonel-in-Chief. Previous royals who were … Continue reading

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Harry, Meghan To Wed In May At St George’s Chapel

  November 28, 2017 at 6:10 pm by

Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor next May. The exact date of the wedding has yet to be confirmed. The couple are “grateful to the Queen for granting permission for the use of the Chapel”, with Windsor being a “very special place for Prince Harry”. The couple have “regularly spent time there” during their courtship, palace spokesperson Jason … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge Visits The Foundling Museum

  November 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm by

On Tuesday morning, the Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to the Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury, London. Catherine – wearing a printed Kate Spade frock – was shown around the Museum’s exhibitions that highlight the history of the Foundling Hospital, which was established in 1739 to provide care for abandoned babies and children (known as ‘foundlings’). It was the first children’s charity in the United Kingdom. Among the exhibits she … Continue reading

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German President Lunches With Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace

  November 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duke of Cambridge on Tuesday as she welcomed the President of Germany to Buckingham Palace for a private luncheon. The Queen and her grandson greeted President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Büdenbender in the Grand Entrance, before lunch in the 1844 Room. Later in the day, the Queen received the French and Jordanian ambassadors.

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Meghan’s Right Royal Seal of Approval…From The Queen’s Corgis!

  November 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm by

To conclude their engagement day, Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle sat down with the BBC’s Mishal Husain on Monday afternoon for their official engagement interview. During the interview, the couple discussed their relationship over the past eighteen months, what they are looking forward to in the future, and their respective families’ reactions to their relationship – and disclosed what may have been an important moment in gaining Queen Elizabeth’s … Continue reading

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Newly-Engaged Harry and Meghan Meet The Press At Kensington Palace

  November 27, 2017 at 10:22 am by

Hours after their engagement was confirmed by Clarence House, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have held a brief photocall at Kensington Palace this afternoon. The beaming couple posed for photographs in the Sunken Gardens, a favourite location of Prince Harry’s late mother, Diana. The Prince said that he knew Meghan was ‘the one’ “the very first time” they met; while Meghan described his proposal – which took place in London … Continue reading

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Clarence House Announces Prince Harry’s Engagement to Meghan Markle

  November 27, 2017 at 6:10 am by

After rabid speculation last week, Clarence House has this morning announced the engagement of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle. “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle…His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Attend 2017 Royal Variety Performance

  November 24, 2017 at 7:08 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium on Friday evening. The Royal Variety Performance is a charity variety show that has been held each year since 1912, and is commonly attended by senior members of the royal family. The Performance this year was hosted by comedian Miranda Hart, and performances included music from Paloma Faith, Louis Tomlinson, James Blunt and Seal; in addition … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph

  November 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm by

As they do each year, members of the British Royal Family attended the Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London on November 12. For the first time, Queen Elizabeth II asked her son Prince Charles to lay her wreath after the two minute silence occurred. Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also laid wreaths. The Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess … Continue reading

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Albert and Andrew Present For First Prince’s Cup in Port Hercule

  November 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm by

As patrons, Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Duke of York were present for the first Prince’s Cup on Wednesday at Port Hercule. The Cup, a rowing competition, is held to benefit the Monaco branch of Outward Bound, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to “offering challenging activity courses in natural outdoor locations, which encourage personal development and growth”. The two Princes attended the launch and then watched the rowing races, … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Speaks at Place2Be School Leaders Forum

  November 8, 2017 at 11:33 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge delivered a short opening speech at a school leaders forum hosted by one of her patronages, Place2Be, at UBS London. “Getting support to children at the very earliest stage helps improve their outcomes later in life. Schools and teachers are at the heart of this support, and have a crucial role to play.  You know your pupils.  You know their circumstances. You can spot when a family’s having a tough time. You occupy … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla In Malaysia, Day Three

  November 6, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

After a rest day on Sunday, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall continued their tour of Malaysia in Kuching on Monday. They began with a visit to the Sarawak Cultural Village where Charles and Camilla watched traditional and warrior dances and viewed traditional homes, craft and textile demonstrations and food spreads. They also took in the village by raft, as they traveled across the village’s lake. Prince Charles even got … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Charlotte of Wales, Heir To The British Throne

  November 6, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Today marks the 200th anniversary of a death that changed the course of the British Royal Family: on this day, in 1817, Princess Charlotte of Wales – second in line to the throne – died after protracted childbirth that resulted in a stillborn son. The 21-year-old Princess was the only child of the Prince Regent, later George IV, and his estranged wife, Caroline of Brunswick; and, at the time of her death, … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla In Malaysia, Day Two

  November 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s second day in Malaysia began with a morning prayer service at St Mary’s Cathedral in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. Prince Charles then visited the Taiping Commonwealth War Graves where he laid wreaths in memory of fallen Commonwealth soldiers, before heading to Belum for a World Wildlife Foundation Conservation Summit. Camilla, in the meantime, stayed in the Malaysian capital, visiting The Lost Food … Continue reading

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