Spanish State Visit to Britain

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are on a 3-day State Visit to Britain, from July 12th to the 14th, on advice from the Spanish Government, to strengthen political, economic, and cultural ties between the two countries. They are being hosted by the British Royal Family, and will stay at Buckingham Palace for the duration of the State Visit. Click HERE to read about the Program. Continue reading

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Wedding of the Duke of Gloucester

Happy 45th Anniversary to the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, who got married on this day in 1972. When Prince Richard married Danish Birgitte van Deurs, they couple expected a life out of the spotlight. However, after the deaths of his father and brother soon after the wedding, the couple had to step up and take on a large royal role. Today, they remain one of the Queen’s biggest supports, and the most hardworking embers of the family. Take a look at scenes from their simple country wedding at Barnwell Church below- Continue reading

Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry hosted a ceremony and reception to present Awards to the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders at Buckingham Palace on June 29th. 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. Also present were the Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, and Duke of Gloucester.

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UK India Reception at Buckingham Palace

The Queen hosted a reception to mark the launch of the UK India Year of Culture 2017 at Buckingham Palace on February 27th. She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl of Wessex, Princess Eugenie and and other members of the Royal Family.The reception brought together the best of British and Indian culture and creativity, in honour of the 70th anniversary of India’s Independence this year. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited India last year. Continue reading