The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall completed a three-day tour of Devon and Cornwall this week. TRH celebrated local food and drink, met local residents, and visited communities across the region. On Day Three, there was a festive atmosphere as The Duchess joined volunteers and staff from her Patronages for a party! 🎈The staff and their families had been invited to celebrate The Duchess's Birthday.
The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share a new official portrait of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness's fourth birthday tomorrow.🎈 The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this lovely picture as they celebrate Prince George's fourth birthday, and would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received. The photograph was taken at Kensington Palace at the end of June by Chris Jackson, Getty Images Royal Photographer.
Do widzenia and Auf Wiedersehen! 🇵🇱🇩🇪 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, depart from Hamburg after their five-day tour of Poland and Germany. Before leaving, Their Royal Highnesses toured the Airbus training facilities and assembly line, which included exploring an EC145 Helicopter – the same type The Duke flies in his role as an Air Ambulance Pilot. Thank you for a wonderful week and to everyone who made it so special. Read the full story → http://bit.ly/2vaajqa
Day four of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's tour has taken them to Heidelberg, Germany. Today's events included pretzel making in Heidelberg market, and coxing a boat race along the River Neckar. Read the full story → http://bit.ly/2vaajqa
"I am pleased that Prince Harry is able to present a new Colour to the Royal Air Force Regiment in this, your 75th Anniversary year, on my behalf as your Air Commodore in Chief." - The Queen Prince Harry today presented the RAF Regiment with a new Colour at RAF Honington, and delivered a message on behalf of The Queen. A Colour is a regimental flag which was traditionally carried into battle, and today they represent a regiment's honour and its devotion to duty. Following the ceremony His Royal Highness met a number of service personnel and their families, before officially opening the new Station Medical Centre. Read The Queen's Message: http://bit.ly/2u8C7eh
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited Berlin as part of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany. Their Royal Highnesses were officially welcomed by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, before visiting the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Today's events also included a visit to the Holocaust Memorial, where The Duke and Duchess met survivors of the Holocaust, before walking through the field of stelae – 2711 concrete blocks that represent the enormity of the Holocaust. Day three of the tour finished with a Queen's Birthday Garden Party, where The Duke delivered a speech and a message from The Queen. Read the full speech: http://bit.ly/2uD6kV4
Today, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Canada House in London to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were met by Canada's Governor-General, His Excellency Mr David Johnston and saw a Royal Collection Trust exhibition which highlights the special place of Canada House in the United Kingdom. Objects from The Royal Archives included an original program from the opening of Canada House in 1925 by King George V, a message from King George to people in the Eastern Canadian Arctic and Hockey memorabilia which had been presented to The Queen on various tours. After meeting guests The Queen and The Duke saw a performance by singer Eve Daniell. The Queen was then presented with a Sapphire Jubilee gift by the Governor-General and signed the visitor's book. Find out more about the visit here: http://bit.ly/2vjgnN0 #Canada150
From Llantrisant to Wrexham, The Prince of Wales has been meeting communities and visiting organisations across Wales this week. #HRHinWales As part of his annual summer visit to Wales, His Royal Highness began the week unveiling a new stained glass window in Llandovery which had been designed by local people on the theme of Welsh legends. Other engagements included touring The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh, presenting awards to business owners at the PRIME Cymru’s annual ceremony and taking to the cockpit of a Hawk II aircraft at RAF Valley.
Today The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh said goodbye to The King and Queen of Spain after this week's State Visit. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia started their visit with a welcome at Horse Guards Parade - showing British Pageantry at its best. The visit also included a State Banquet involving three generations of The Royal Family. Watch the highlights ↓
'I, personally, have always been in awe of the sea. As someone who has been fortunate to experience scuba diving, something I love doing, and seeing the incredible marine life, I have come to care deeply about life under our waters and the conservation of our oceans.' Last night, The Duchess made a speech at the unveiling of the new Hintze Hall at Natural History Museum, London, speaking for publicly for the first time about her interest in marine conservation. The Duchess, who is Patron of the museum, was greeted by Director Sir Michael Dixon and Sir David Attenborough to celebrate the new installation of a blue whale skeleton, named Hope. Hintz Hall opens to the public today. Find out more about Hope here: http://bit.ly/2vjPMyI
This evening Prince Harry attended the world premiere of Christopher Nolan's new film Dunkirk – based on the evacuation of Dunkirk in World War II. Ahead of the premiere, HRH spent time meeting Dunkirk veterans who shared their experiences of serving in World War II. One of these veterans was 97 year-old George, who alongside two veterans from more recent conflicts, shared his story on the lasting impact of the war on his mental health. George has never really spoken about his experience in Dunkirk before this film. Watch him share his story: http://bit.ly/2sTT6zL Earlier in the day, The Prince accompanied The King and Queen of Spain on a tour around Westminster Abbey, the first time HRH has carried out an engagement in a State Visit. 📷PA
Today The Duke of Cambridge, President of the FA, hosted a reception at Kensington Palace to wish the Women's England football team good luck in the UEFA Women's Cup. The Lionesses will depart for the tournament in the Netherlands later today, where they hope to improve on their third place finish in the 2015 World Cup – good luck ladies! Following the reception, The Duke and the England squad had a kick-about with girls participating in the Wildcats Girls' Football programme. Aiming to inspire girls into football, the programme has already established 200 clubs across England, creating a safe and fun environment for girls to enjoy sport. Find out more → http://bit.ly/2vgMDQ4
Today, The Queen opened the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Police at New Scotland Yard. Her Majesty toured the new building and met police officers doing a wide variety of police work, from dog handling, to forensics to counter-terrorism. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh also spoke to some of the first responders at the recent Westminster and Southwark attacks.
Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain began their State Visit to the United Kingdom with events which showed British pageantry at its best. The official arrival ceremony on Horse Guards Parade was followed by a procession down The Mall to Buckingham Palace, and the evening saw a spectacular State Banquet at Buckingham Palace. There were more intimate moments too, when The King and Queen and their hosts viewed items showing the historic links between their two families, and there was a tea at Clarence House for the Royal couple, hosted by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Here are the highlights of a wonderful tour as The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Canada. From attending a community feast in Iqaluit, to meeting the Prime Minister on Canada Day and delivering a speech to thousands of Canadians, it was a very warm and colourful visit.
Each year, businesses around the UK receive Queen's Awards for outstanding achievement in innovation, international trade, sustainable development or promoting opportunity through social mobility. This year's winners gathered at Buckingham Palace for a reception hosted by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to mark their achievements. These talented entrepreneurs are now able to fly The Queen’s Award flag at their offices, and use the Queen's Award emblem. Past winners have reported benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.
The Duchess of Cornwall welcomed school children to Clarence House for a garden party to celebrate a literacy competition that saw 70 children's books distributed to 70 schools around the UK. The school children arrived on a special vintage bus... and the bus conductor was David Walliams! Authors Jacqueline Wilson, Charlie Higson and Malorie Blackman, and Children's Laureate Lauren Child were in attendance. See the full list of 70 books here: http://bit.ly/2t06zdm
The Duke of Cambridge has visited RAF Coningsby to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF). The Duke is the BBMF Patron, which was formed on the 11th July 1957 by Wing Commander Peter Thompson using planes flown in the Battle of Britain. The Flight now acts a living tribute to those who have served, and lost their lives, in the RAF. At today's commemorations, The Duke had the chance meet veterans who flew and worked on the aircraft during the Second World War. The celebrations finished with an air display by the Flight, which took the form of a 'Thompson' – a new formation for 2017 in honour of BBMF Founder, Wing Commander Peter Thompson. Read more: http://bit.ly/2u9jfxW
Prince Harry visited the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine today to learn more about its vital work combatting some of the world's most pressing health issues. The main focus of the visit was a roundtable discussion, led by the charity Sentebale, of which Prince Harry is Patron. At the roundtable, His Royal Highness and School Director Professor Peter Piot welcomed global leaders in HIV/AIDS and heard from Sentebale youth advocates from Lesotho and Botswana who described the challenges facing young people affected by HIV in southern Africa, and the reasons they believe youth across the region are failing to test for HIV and access relevant follow up care and treatment. Images: © Press Association
Prince Harry has spent two days in Leeds meeting a number of local organisations, charities and companies to see the work they do supporting the local community. The visit began at the Leeds Community Foundation event 'Leeds Leads: Encouraging Happy Young Minds' – a charity fair and panel discussion addressing the mental wellbeing of the city's young people. As the new Patron of Rugby Football League, Prince Harry attended the Sky Try Rugby League Festival. This seven-year projects aims to get 700,000 more children into playing Rugby League. Day two saw Prince Harry celebrate and support the work of WellChild - the national charity for sick children, of which is he is Patron, as they completed their 300th 'Helping Hands' project. Before departing HRH toured new HARIBO sweet factory, meeting a number of the 730 staff who have been employed there from the local area. Read more → http://bit.ly/2sTQHEb
The Princess Royal has spent four days visiting China, to celebrate the strong and growing links between the UK and China. 2017 also marks the 45th Anniversary of UK-China Ambassadorial Ties. Throughout the tour HRH had the opportunity to see the work of a number of charities that she regularly supports including, Save the Children, The British Horse Society and the Whitley Fund for Nature. The visit was also a chance to strengthen UK-China relations in a variety of areas. The Princess Royal met with a number of local politicians, alongside visiting a range of universities, research centres and organisations. Find out more → http://bit.ly/2tym2hO
Today The Queen carried out her last engagement during #HolyroodWeek 2017 – known as #RoyalWeek in Scotland. Over the last five days, The Queen made several visits around Scotland including a trip to the 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures known as 'The Kelpies' and to a new Highland Spring factory in Blackford. Her Majesty also welcomed over 8,000 guests to a garden party at The Palace of Holyroodhouse. Here's a closer look at the week's activities: http://bit.ly/2tovFB7
Today, The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps (AAC) visited Salisbury Cathedral to celebrate their 60th Anniversary. Her Majesty The Queen granted the AAC a new Guidon flag in recognition of the service by their personnel. The event was attended by serving personnel, veterans and school children and involved a parade of the AAC troops, a flypast and a traditional Drumhead Service conducted by the Chaplain General of the Army.
This week The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are in Scotland attending what is known as #Holyroodweek In Scotland it is called Royal Week and these visits celebrate Scottish culture & community. The week started with a "Ceremony of the Keys" event, where The Queen was officially handed the keys to the City of Edinburgh. Then around 8,000 people attended a garden party at Holyroodhouse Palace, hosted to recognise people from all walks of life and the work they do in their communities. And today The Queen and The Duke visited the Kelpies sculpture and Stirling Castle. The Queen opened the new Queen Elizabeth II Canal whilst at the Helix project in Falkirk, as well as take a trip on a boat to see the Kelpies. Her Majesty and The Duke then attended a Thanksgiving ceremony at The Castle, to celebrate 70 years since Her Majesty was appointed as Colonel in Chief, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Find out more about Holyrood Week here - https://www.royal.uk/holyrood-week
There was an amazing atmosphere in Ottawa as The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall joined Canadians to help mark Canada 150. After meeting Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, TRHs travelled in the historic State Landau to Parliament Hill to join in with the celebrations.
Happy Canada Day! #Canada150 The Queen, as the constitutional Canadian Monarch and Head of State, has a long and close relationship with Canada, and has visited 24 times during Her reign. Canada Day is celebrated annually on 1st July – 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canada and the Canadian Federation. Find out more about The Queen and Canada: http://bit.ly/2ba34oS