The Duke of Cambridge to attend the world premiere of Blue Planet II

The Duke of Cambridge to attend the world premiere of Blue Planet II

On Wednesday, 27 September Prince William will join Sir David Attenborough and composer Hans Zimmer at the British Film Institute IMAX cinema in London for the world premiere screening of the BBC’s Blue Planet II. The special screening aims to celebrate the show’s potential to inspire future generations of marine conservationists and will see school children from Lionel Primary School in…

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Queen makes surprise appearance at Aboyne Highland Games

Queen makes surprise appearance at Aboyne Highland Games

On Saturday, Her Majesty The Queen made a surprise visit to Aboynein Scotland to officially open their annual Highland Games, which this year celebrate their 150th anniversary. This is the first time The Queen attended the games without the Duke of Edinburgh, who officially retired from royal duties last week, where she met with competitors and local townspeople. The Queen was welcomed by the…

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Special tribute to the late Diana, Princess of Wales to open at Buckingham Palace

Special tribute to the late Diana, Princess of Wales to open at Buckingham Palace

As the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, Buckingham Palace is set to host a tribute to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, as part of the summer opening. Beginning this weekend, visitors to the Queen’s ‘office’ in London will be able to step into Diana’s world as the tribute exhibition recreates part of her sitting room at Kensington Palace. With items chosen by Princes William and Harry…

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Duke of Cambridge defeats Duchess in German boat race

Duke of Cambridge defeats Duchess in German boat race

The notoriously competitive Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went head to head once again as they coxed opposing rowing teams on the River Neckar in Heidelberg, Germany yesterday as part of their royal visit to the country. The UK’s Press Association news agency said that the Duchess was heard joking “no pressure, but I do want to beat my husband” with her crew before the race began. It’s possible…

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WW2 Bomb in Germany Dismantled Before Cambridge Family Visit

WW2 Bomb in Germany Dismantled Before Cambridge Family Visit

Archaeology is a lot of fun. You never know what you might dig up, left over years ago by absentminded ancestors. Coins, old rubbish, bits of pottery, scraps of letters, unexploded ordinance that could take out half the street if it’s so much as looked at funny. The latter was recently the source of a number of headaches for the authorities of Heidelberg in Germany as they prepared the city in…

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Memorable moments in Buckingham Palace’s history

Memorable moments in Buckingham Palace’s history

Since 1837, Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence and ‘office’ of Great Britain’s sovereigns. In the spotlight for nearly 180 years, the palace is one of Britain’s most popular tourist attractions and has had its fair share of historic moments. The palace that stands alongside Green Park and overlooking The Mall today started its life in 1703 as Buckingham House – the London…

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Prince Harry participates in discussion with young people from Botswana and Lesotho living with HIV

Prince Harry participates in discussion with young people living with HIV

Prince Harry visited the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine yesterday where he participated in a roundtable discussion between young people from Lesotho and Botswana and influential world experts on HIV and AIDS. Speaking at the opening of the session, Prince Harry said: “Whether it’s in the education system here in the UK, whether it’s across Africa or across the world, HIV needs to…

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