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A Busy London Day For Charles and Camilla

  September 6, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a busy day in London today, beginning with a celebration of the Royal Mail, which is marking 500 years of service this year. Attending the reception at Merchant Taylor’s Hall, Charles and Camilla unveiled a green replica Penfold postbox, after the Prince delivered a speech that decried the explosion of Twitter usage, saying that “In these days of texting and various … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Commemorate Fallen Danish Service Personnel At Annual Flag Day Ceremonies

  September 5, 2016 at 2:56 pm by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark today commemorated the nation’s fallen servicemen and women on the annual ‘Flag Day’ which is used to remember the individuals who have been killed in conflicts since 1948, as well as honour the 65,000 plus who have served abroad. First Frederik and Mary laid a wreath at Monument for Denmark’s International Effort since 1948 at the Citadel. The monument was finalised in 2011, and … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Visits Russia To Honour World War Two Veterans

  August 31, 2016 at 11:18 am by

The Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, have attended a commemoration ceremony in the Russian town of Arkhangelsk, on the 75th anniversary of the first Arctic Convoys that provided protection to merchant ships during the Second World War. During the ceremony at the military cemetery where British and Russian soldiers are buried, Princess Anne spent time meeting with veterans who took part in the Convoys. “You are a symbol … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Meets Military Wives, Honours Commonwealth Soldiers

  July 26, 2016 at 5:56 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was not the only royal in Brockenhurst today – the Duchess of Cornwall also paid a visit. Her engagements included a visit to St Nicholas’ Church where she laid a bouquet of flowers at the Commonwealth War Graves in the church cemetery. 100 graves – 93 New Zealander soldiers, 3 Indian soldiers and 3 Belgian civilians – lie in the New Zealand plot of the cemetery. The Duchess also … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Take Devon – Day Three

  July 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

Devon has farewelled the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, as they completed their three-day visit to the South West of England today. The couple spent the day on solo engagements: Charles visiting a Plymouth waste facility and the Naval Base Devonport, while Camilla opened BBC’s new headquarters in the region. At the waste facility, Prince Charles learnt how they convert waste into energy that helps generate heat and electricity at the … Continue reading

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Founder’s Day Celebrated at the Royal Chelsea Hospital with Princess Anne

  June 9, 2016 at 7:13 pm by

The Princess Royal attended the Founder’s Day parade at the Royal Chelsea Hospital today, receiving the salute from the Chelsea Pensioners in the grounds of the hospital. Anne wore a pale blue brocade suit with a bright blue hat, which helped those in attendance to spot her amongst the red tunics of the veterans who call the hospital home. As per tradition, the Princess wore a sprig of oak pinned … Continue reading

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Where’s Your Tie, Son? Prince Harry Gets A Scolding While Meeting WWII Veterans

  June 3, 2016 at 6:46 am by

Prince Harry received a telling-off during his visit to Southwark House in Hampshire yesterday, for not completing his outfit with a tie. “Where’s your bloody tie?” 91-year-old veteran Ivor Anderson jokingly scolded the Prince when he first saw him as Harry arrived to meet with 45 World War Two veterans who will be making the annual pilgrimage to the beaches of Normandy to mark the anniversary of the D-Day landings with charity D-Day … Continue reading

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A Royal York Garden Party

  May 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie attended the annual Not Forgotten Association garden party at Buckingham Palace today. The Not Forgotten Association’s garden parties at Buckingham Palace date back to the 1920s, and the first one was hosted by the Queen Mother to mark the contribution of those in the armed forces. But as the Queen scales back on her royal duties in her 90th year, she has … Continue reading

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Farewell Orlando, See You All in Toronto! Prince Harry Closes Invictus Games

  May 13, 2016 at 7:19 am by

The 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando came to a conclusion last night, with a celebratory closing ceremony that praised the efforts of the wounded servicemen and women who competed over the past several days. Prince Harry began the ceremony presenting Invictus Foundation Medallions to all 485 athletes, before a music performance by Flo Rida, Rachel Platten, Rascal Flatts and a military band. The Prince then returned to the stage to deliver the closing speech, … Continue reading

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‘Special Guests’ Join Prince Harry At Invictus Games

  May 12, 2016 at 3:58 am by

Prince Harry was joined by a number of special guests at the Invictus Games yesterday, as US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill at the finals of the wheelchair rugby. The trio watched as the USA defeated Denmark in the gold medal match (earlier, Britain defeated Australia in the bronze game). They then presented the teams with their medals, Harry kissing the head of one of the American … Continue reading

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Harry Cheers On Champions, Presents Medal at Invictus Games

  May 10, 2016 at 8:43 am by

After the inspiring opening ceremony on Sunday night, Prince Harry was up bright and early yesterday to attend the first official events day of the Invictus Games. The Prince spent time at the powerlifting, the cycling and the indoor rowing throughout the day, and presented medals in at the powerlifting and cycling. Britain won its first gold medal of the Games in the men’s lightweight powerlifting. They also won gold in the … Continue reading

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We are Invictus: Prince Harry Joins Michelle Obama and Hundreds of Military Personnel At Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

  May 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm by

Prince Harry has given a speech receiving rapturous applause at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando this evening. The Prince spoke about how his ten years in the British Army taught him about the “importance of teamwork and camaraderie”, and showed him the sacrifices made by those in the military and their families. But it was a plane ride home alongside “the body of a Danish … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Mingles With Invictus Games Athletes Ahead of Tomorrow’s Opening

  May 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm by

Prince Harry has spent time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex today, mingling with athletes and watching preliminary events for the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando. He spent time at the swimming heats in the morning, where he spoke with British and Dutch competitors. He also delivered the first gold medal of the Games – to France – for the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge. Later in the day, … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Launches 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto

  May 3, 2016 at 8:27 am by

Prince Harry has made the journey to North America for this year’s Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida but first he paid a visit to Canada to launch the 2017 edition of the Games which will take place in Toronto. The Prince had an audience with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday to discuss plans for the Games, with the Prime Minister telling the press group that the Games are “an … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Announces UK’s Invictus Team Outside Buckingham Palace

  April 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm by

What better place to announce the team to represent the United Kingdom at next month’s Invictus Games than in front of Buckingham Palace? This was clearly the thought process as Prince Harry today revealed the athletes who will be competing under the Union Jack, saying that he was really looking forward to the event that will take place between May 8-12 in Florida. Almost all the 110 athletes – who … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Cheers On Britain’s Next Invictus Champions

  January 29, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

At the University of Bath Sports Training Village today, Prince Harry cheered on from the sidelines as wounded veterans battled it out for places on Britain’s team for the Invictus Games that will take place in May in Orlando. Embed from Getty Images The royal – who put together the first edition of the sporting event for injured servicemen, women and veterans in 2014 – spent much time chatting and laughing … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to Australia, Days Two and Three

  November 12, 2015 at 7:17 am by

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall spent the second day of their visit to Australia in Canberra, the country’s capital, yesterday where they marked Remembrance Day at the Australian War Memorial. The couple did not let the rain bother them as they attended the official remembrance service, laid a wreath on the Stone of Remembrance and placed poppies in the Wall of Remembrance. View image | gettyimages.com Afterwards, Prince … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined By Family At The Festival of Remembrance

  November 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family tonight attended the Festival of Remembrance hosted by the British Royal Legion at Royal Albert Hall, ahead of tomorrow’s Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, … Continue reading

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Military Men Philip and Harry Visit Field of Remembrance

  November 5, 2015 at 6:08 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh and his grandson Prince Harry have paid a joint visit to the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, placing poppy crosses amongst the field during its official opening. View image | gettyimages.com The two royal men placed their crosses in front of the Graves of the Unknown British Soldiers before saluting, while the Dean of Westminster offered a prayer for the memories of the fallen: “For the … Continue reading

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Well Done Team! Harry Greets Walking With The Wounded Trekkers

  November 1, 2015 at 5:29 pm by

After presenting the Rugby World Cup trophy on Saturday night at Twickenham Stadium, it was then to Buckingham Palace on Sunday for Prince Harry, as he welcomed the six ex-servicemen and women who participated in the Walk of Britain. Andrew Bement, Matt Fisher, Stewart Hill, Matt Fisher, Scott Ransley, Alec Robotham, Scott Ransley and Kirstie Ennis were greeted by the Prince in the forecourt of the Palace, marking the conclusion … Continue reading

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