Day: April 14, 2017

Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets to welcome the Queen, but Queen Elizabeth is giving Bags of Money to people

Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets to welcome the Queen, but Queen Elizabeth is giving Bags of Money to people

Queen Elizabeth
Why Queen Elizabeth Is Giving People Bags of Money Today Queen Elizabeth handed out coins to 91 men and 91 women on Thursday in a tradition dating back to the 13th century: the distribution of Maundy money. Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets to welcome the Queen, dressed in a turquoise suit and matching hat, as she attended the Royal Maundy Service at Leicester Cathedral. The Maundy Service happens each year on the Thursday before Easter Sunday. During the service, the Queen distributes gifts according to the number of years she has lived. Each recipient of Maundy money is given two small leather purses by the Queen, one red and one white. The first contains a small amount of ordinary coinage which symbolizes the monarch’s gift for food and clothing. The second pu
Princess Diana‘s legacy lives on at Kensington Palace

Princess Diana‘s legacy lives on at Kensington Palace

Princess Diana
Kensington Palace Opens Gorgeous Garden in Memory of Princess Diana Princess Diana‘s legacy lives on at Kensington Palace. On Thursday, a temporary garden opened at the late royal’s former London home. Named the “White Garden,” the floral display is set in Kensington Palace’s sunken garden, which is just next to the palace’s visitor entrance. The White Garden will be in place from Easter weekend to September of this year. Kensington Palace’s head gardener, Sean Harkin, conceived and designed the White Garden, which features white tulips, daffodils and scented hyacinths — 12,000 bulbs were planted last fall to create the display. Harkin’s inspiration came from a desire to do something at Kensington Palace to honor Diana in the 20th anniversary year of her death. “My team
What makes one of TV’s biggest stars sweat? A meet-and-greet with the Queen

What makes one of TV’s biggest stars sweat? A meet-and-greet with the Queen

Duchess Catherine
The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar Spills Buckingham Palace Secrets — and the Compliment Princess Kate Gave His Wife! What makes one of TV’s biggest stars sweat? A meet-and-greet with the Queen. Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar visited Buckingham Palace in February for a reception to celebrate the start of 2017’s UK-India Year of Culture, where he hobnobbed with event hosts Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Queen Elizabeth herself. And even though he’s been starring on the biggest hit in comedic television for 10 years, a meeting with the British monarch made Nayyar nervous. He recounted the experience to Ellen DeGeneres on a visit to her show, telling the host that he was a nervous wreck the entire time. “We went to London to meet the Queen, and I was playing
At Kensington Palace Prince Harry spoke, pledging to take action

At Kensington Palace Prince Harry spoke, pledging to take action

Prince Harry
Prince Harry Raises Awareness for Landmine Clearance in Unrecognized Territories To what extent do fancy parties with celebrity saturated guest lists affect positive social change? In the case of landmines and the impact they have, namely in developing countries, it turns out the answer is quite a lot. On Tuesday, April 4th, International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the HALO Trust and Mines Advisory Group (MAG) hosted Landmine Free 2025 at Kensington Palace at which Prince Harry spoke, pledging to take action to remove all landmines from the world by the year 2025. ONEArmenia’s current campaign, Remove Landmines from Artsakh, which aims to clear 31,839m² of land near the village of Meghvadzor in Artsakh Republic (Nagorno Karabakh Republic) works in partn