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Old 11-24-2018, 03:45 PM
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It is an annual event for The Prince's Countryside Fund. It is the largest fundraiser for this charitable endeavour which promotes the countryside skills etc.
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As his birthday was a week ago they also celebrated that event but it wasn't specifically a 'birthday event'.
Well I wasn't in the know; so that's why I referred to it as a birthday event. No harm done!
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Old 12-02-2018, 08:42 PM
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Former Royal Chef Darren McGrady tweeted about the gentle dispositions of the entire family - https://twitter.com/DarrenMcGrady/st...48438535028737.
They all yell, apparently.
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:55 AM
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Do we have a date for the Diplomatic Reception this year?
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:09 AM
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Do we have a date for the Diplomatic Reception this year?
Tomorrow evening at Buckingham Palace.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:52 AM
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Tomorrow evening at Buckingham Palace.
Great, thank you
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:04 AM
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Great, thank you
You’re welcome! I’m looking forward to those arrival pics.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:21 PM
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Tomorrow evening at Buckingham Palace.
Does this mean William and Catherine won't be attending?
Because Kensington Palace announced that they will host a Christmas party supported by @PoppyLegion in London for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:29 PM
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Based upon the announcement from KP, the London event is scheduled for Tues. 12/4/18 and the Cyprus event is the following day 12/5/18 so it is possible for them to attend the Diplomatic Reception.


https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...08043039342592


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On 4th December, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will host a Christmas party supported by @PoppyLegion in London for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus.

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On 5th December The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will fly to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus to meet with Serving personnel, families living on the base, wider station personnel and members of the local community.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:30 PM
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Does this mean William and Catherine won't be attending?
Because Kensington Palace announced that they will host a Christmas party supported by @PoppyLegion in London for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus.
I think they will be there. The Diplomatic reception will be in the evening. The next day they go to Cyprus.
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:22 PM
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Yup - the flight is 5 hours and the Diary says they will depart on the 5th. It will make for a long couple of days for them.
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:22 PM
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Any pictures of arrivals to the Diplomatic Reception yet?
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:26 PM
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One of Catherine on Twitter. So should get posted soon.
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Old 12-04-2018, 04:40 PM
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OMG! Buckingham Palace allowed a photographer to cover the Diplomatic Corps Reception-
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...Reception.html
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Old 12-04-2018, 04:41 PM
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I know!! Everyone on Twitter is flipping out! LOL Some nice pics of the Cambridges.


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Old 12-04-2018, 04:44 PM
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Christmas come early!
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Old 12-04-2018, 04:45 PM
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OMG! Buckingham Palace allowed a photographer to cover the Diplomatic Corps Reception-
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...Reception.html
That's a very nice end of year gift from Her Majesty to all of us!

And lovely as the photos are, the DM can't help making sure that they hit their daily dose of incorrect information and wild speculation: the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara did not belong to Diana, like Kate it was loaned to her by the Queen. And how on earth would the DM know that Kate wears it for sentimental reasons?
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Old 12-04-2018, 04:53 PM
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I, too, cringe when I read anywhere that Kate is wearing Diana's tiara. I think basically its because most people can and do identify the Lover's Knot tiara with Diana as she wore it so beautifully. Now it seems to be on a lifetime loan to Kate as it was for her mother-in-law.

As for the sentimentality of Kate wearing it, no one can really know but I would imagine that it warms William's heart to see the woman he loves wearing something that he remembers the other woman he loved so much wearing. I believe that William, himself, is sentimental about this. Back in 2010 when William and Kate became engaged, he said this about the engagement ring. "[Kate's engagement ring is] my mother's engagement ring, so I thought it was quite nice because obviously, she's not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all — this was my way of keeping her close to it all."
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:11 PM
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I’m glad they allowed pictures. Everyone looks nice.
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:19 PM
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What a surprise to have photos we normally just get a glimpse of them on they way in1
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:42 PM
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A rota photographer was allowed in for the first time, lovely to see full length shots.
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