Wedding of Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie of York, younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, married Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on October 12th. The bride is 9th-in-line to the Throne, and the first of the Queen’s male-line granddaughters to get married. The couple announced their engagement in January. Continue reading

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Royal Air Force Centenary

Members of the British Royal Family attended a series of events marking the centenary of the Royal Air Force in London on July 10th, with a service in Westminster Abbey, followed by a parade in The Mall and spectacular flypast over Buckingham Palace. The Royal Air Force (RAF) – the world’s first independent air force – was founded on 1 April 1918, independent of the British Army and Royal Navy. Continue reading

Queen’s Young Leaders Awards 2018

The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, hosted a ceremony and reception to present Awards to the 2018 Queen’s Young Leaders at Buckingham Palace on June 26th. The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme celebrates the achievements of inspiring young people from across the Commonwealth who are dedicated to driving change in their communities. The Queen was 26 years old when she became Head of the Commonwealth in 1952. This five year programme was launched in 2014 in honour of Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth – a global network of 52 countries and 2.2 billion people, of whom 60 % are under 30 years old. In April, the Duke of Sussex was appointed a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by the Queen. Continue reading

Trooping the Colour 2018

Members of the British Royal family celebrated the Queen’s Official Birthday by attending the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in London on June 9th. They rode in carriages to inspect the guards at Horse Guards Parade and then watched a flypast on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace. This was the first year that the Duke of Edinburgh was not present. Continue reading