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Prince Harry Meets the Obamas, Promotes Support for Wounded Veterans

  October 28, 2015 at 7:15 pm by

It was all about a cause close to his heart for Prince Harry on his flying visit to the East Coast of the United States today, as he met with the Obamas and visited wounded veterans. View image | gettyimages.com The Prince stopped at the White House for a meeting with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr Jill Biden, the wife of the Vice President, before the trio headed down to … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens YMCA Soldiers’ Transition Housing

  October 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today opened a new housing unit for returned servicemen and women in Høvelte, close to the YMCA’s Veteran Centre in the area. Wearing a navy double-breasted coat (pinned to the lapel was a ‘Fight Cancer’ pin from which proceeds go the National Collection to Fight Cancer), the Crown Princess officially opened the houses before being given a tour of the facilities and meeting with the veterans who … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Joins Walk of Britain Trek in Shropshire

  September 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm by

Having a long-standing relationship with Walking with the Wounded, Prince Harry today made good on his promise to join the charity’s latest expedition, a 1,000mile trek across the UK, for a portion of the walk. The Prince took part in the 17mile stretch from Church Stretton to Ludlow in Shropshire. Harry trekked alongside six wounded veterans, four British and two American. They stopped at Stokesay Castle, where the Prince spent some time with … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Commemorate Battle of Loos 100th Anniversary

  September 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesy, as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are known as whilst in Scotland, today attended a service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Loos, one of the largest British battles of World War One. Dundee’s City Square was transformed into a ‘cathedral’ of sorts, for a service attended by over 1,000 people, including veterans, current servicemen and politicians. … Continue reading

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William and Harry Pay BBC’s “DIY SOS” A Visit in Manchester

  September 23, 2015 at 6:12 pm by

Princes William and Harry today got their hands dirty during a trip to Manchester, where they met the team that produces the BBC series DIY SOS. The show is currently transforming several buildings on one street into homes for ex-service personnel. View image | gettyimages.com Wearing white hardhats bearing their names and blue safety vests, the two Princes spoke with the 240 builders and volunteers, as well as the street’s existing residents, before being … Continue reading

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Prince Harry On First Public Duty After Return From Africa

  September 15, 2015 at 5:26 pm by

Prince Harry performed his first public duty in over three months today, visiting Goodward Aerodrome in West Sussex as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was marked. The Prince, who turned 31 today, was given a tour of the airfield and attended a briefing at the Boultbee Flight Academy about the flypast of over 40 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheims across the south of England. View image | gettyimages.com Harry was due … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark VJ Day 70th Anniversary

  August 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm by

A bright sunny London day was quite suitable for commemorations marking the seventieth anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) on Saturday. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended official service of remembrance at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met veterans upon arrival for the service at St Martin-in-the-Fields Meeting with veterans before and after their service, in which Reverend Dr Sam … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary

  July 10, 2015 at 5:20 pm by

Members of Britain’s royal family paid tribute to the pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain today, on the 75th anniversary of the Battle’s start, watching a flypast over Buckingham Palace and attending a reception at the RAF Club. Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Prince Michael … Continue reading

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British State Visit to Germany, Day Three

  June 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip paid a visit to the site of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Lower Saxony today, on the final day of their state visit to Germany. View image | gettyimages.com They were given a tour of the site, which is now a memorial site with a museum after it was burnt down in mid-1945 after its liberation by British forces, by Jens-Christian Wagner, the memorial director. The couple also … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Host Tea For World War Two Veterans

  June 10, 2015 at 8:52 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall hosted an intimate tea at Clarence House this afternoon for veterans from the Battle of Britain Fighter Association. Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were joined by seven veterans and members of their families for sandwiches, scones and tea. The couple had lengthy chats with the former pilots and aircrew, discussing a number of topics including the changes in helicopters over the decades … Continue reading

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Royal Tributes to World War One Veteran, World’s Oldest Man – Henry Allingham

  August 2, 2009 at 11:43 pm by

In the past week the last two surviving World War One veterans living in Britain have both passed away. Henry Allingham (image) died aged 113 on 18th July and a week later the last veteran Harry Patch also passed away. Earlier this year Bill Stone another WW1 veteran died. To mark the passing of the last of the Great War veterans a memorial service is planned for later in the … Continue reading

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Prince of Orange celebrates Veterans Day 2009

  June 28, 2009 at 11:17 pm by

On Saturday June 27th, HRH the Prince of Orange attended the Veterans Day 2009 celebrations in The Hague. He was accompanied by the Dutch Prime Minister, Jan Peter Balkenende. Upon arriving at the Ridderzaal, the Prince and the Prime Minister met before Balkenende delivered a solemn speech. The party then moved to the Binnenhof; where HRH, PM Balkenende, the Defence Minister (E Van Middelkoop) and the Commander of the Armed … Continue reading

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Prince Harry in New York – Day 1

  May 29, 2009 at 3:33 pm by

Prince Harry is in New York City for the next 36 hours. He arrived in the Big Apple earlier today. The third in line to the British throne is here to raise money for his charity, Sentebale, and pay his respects to those who died in the 9/11 terror attacks. The latter was the first event on Harry’s agenda for Friday. He stopped by Ground Zero, and met with New … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visit WWII Museum

  May 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm by

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visited Portsmouth on April 30 to mark the 25th anniversary of the city’s D-Day Museum. One of the exhibits that the couple viewed at the museum was an embroidered wall hanging that charts the events of June 6, 1944. The Queen was said to have paid special attention to the section of the embroidery that featured her father, King George VI, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Opens New British Legion Headquarters

  March 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm by

HM The Queen visited south London on Friday, February 27, to open the new headquarters for the Royal British Legion. While at the new location, The Queen met with veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families who have been helped by the Legion. The Royal British Legion is a charitable organization that supplies aid to British military personnel who are serving or have served in branches … Continue reading

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