The Queen and Prince Philip join Lord Snowdon's son at church in Sandringham The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh braved the rain to attend a church service on the Sandringham estate on Sunday morning. The royal couple were joined by their nephew David Linley at the service, hosted at St Mary the Virgin Church in Flitcham. David's outing came just two days after the death of his father Lord Snowdon at the age of 86. The photographer died peacefully at his home on Friday, it was revealed by Camera Press, the photographic agency he worked with. The 55-year-old appeared sombre as he left the service with his wife Serena, who was dressed in a smart black coat, hat and heels. The couple are believed to have been staying at Sandringham House for the weekend as they did last year. The outing mar...
e Duchess of Cornwall has helped bring a bit of magic to the BBC's annual short story competition for children. In honour of the launch of this year's 500 Words, a short animation has been released showing Prince Charles' wife as a fairy godmother who encourages a little boy to jump inside his imagination – a world of pirate ships, dragons, giants and gingerbread men – and be inspired to put pen to paper. This is the seventh year of the 500 Words initiative, created by Radio 2 host Chris Evans, which encourages children around the country to get creative and send in their stories of no more than 500 words. It has proved hugely popular, with more than 123,000 entries last year. The closing date for this year’s competition is 7pm on 23 February, with the live final taking place on 16 June
On Sunday, the queen and the Duke of Edinburgh appeared for church services at St. Mary’s Church in Flitcham, England, following the death of Lord Snowdon, who died Friday at the age of 86. The outing marked only the second time the 90-year-old has stepped out since her illness last month. The queen made her first public appearance of 2017 last Sunday when she attended the morning church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Last month, the queen stepped down as patron from more than 20 national organizations, passing on the responsibilities to other royal members including Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry. However, the decision to step down was not due to health concerns but followed the example set by the Duke of Edinburgh who broke formal ti
Prince Harry introduced his girlfriend Meghan Markle to Kate Middleton last week as engagement rumors continue to swirl. According to the Sun, the "Suits" actress met the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte in London last Tuesday. The meeting reportedly took place at the Kensington Palace apartment that Middleton shares with Prince William and the family. Middleton traveled from her Norfolk home Anmer Hall down to London with her 20-month-old daughter, but Prince George had to stay back for school. Markle had already met Prince William in November 2016, when the Duke of Cambridge sent a message of support about his brother’s relationship with the American actress. According to the Sun, the meeting between Middleton and Markle went “really well” with the actress gifting the mot
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Revealed: The Queen’s weekly visits to dying courtier... to walk his beloved dogs When a widowed gamekeeper got too sick to look after his beloved dogs, he hoped a caring family friend might take them for out for a weekly walk. But the corgi and the Bichon Frise would have had little idea that the kindly woman at the end of the lead was Her Majesty The Queen. She looked after the dogs for former Sandringham gamekeeper Bill Fenwick and now, after his death, is considering taking them in. Mr Fenwick died a week ago aged 95 at his grace-and-favour home near Windsor Castle, two years after his wife Nancy, who was known as the Keeper of the Queen’s Corgis. For two years Her Majesty has taken Bill and Nancy’s dogs for walks in an extraordinary reversal of roles. And although she has
Kate and William's SHOCK change of plans for Prince George as he is sent to new school Prince George may not go to the same school as his father but instead attend a smaller, more discreet pre-preparatory closer to Kensington Palace, say royal insiders. It had been assumed the three-year-old royal, who starts reception in September, would attend Wetherby School in Notting Hill, where Princes William and Harry were both pupils. But the Sunday Express has learned that George is more likely to be enrolled at the brand new Wetherby Kensington, a five-minute walk from the Cambridges’ London home. As well as being close, Wetherby Kensington will be much smaller, initially opening with just two reception classes for boys aged four and five. A source said: “The Duke and Duchess like the idea