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Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Valentine Day Special Schedule Revealed

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Valentine Day Special Schedule Revealed

Duchess Catherine
e Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting an RAF base in Cambridgeshire on Valentine's Day, Kensington Palace has confirmed. Kate, who became Royal Patron and Honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadet Organisation over a year ago, will be introduced to air cadets from the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing Air Training Corps, who are taking part in a half-term skills development camp. This appearance will be Kate's third visit to the RAF Air Cadets since the Duke of Edinburgh passed his Patronage to the Duchess, after 63 years serving as Air Commodore-in-Chief. The statement, released on Wednesday, read: "The week acts as an initial 'camp experience' for cadets who are in their first six months of membership. Her Royal Highness will join the cadets as they view a Tutor aircraft, and part...
Philip broke the sad news to his wife while they were alone

Philip broke the sad news to his wife while they were alone

Queen Elizabeth
A range of commemorative coins have been designed to mark Sapphire Jubilee The Queen is preparing to make history on Monday when she becomes the first British monarch to reach her Sapphire Jubilee. On February 6 - the anniversary of the day she became Queen - Elizabeth II will have reigned for 65 years. She became the Queen of England in 1952 after her father George VI, who was suffering from lung cancer, died unexpectedly, in his sleep at Sandringham. At the time, a 25-year-old Princess Elizabeth was thousands of miles away in Kenya with her husband. Philip broke the sad news to his wife while they were alone. Lord Charteris, her then-private secretary, remembered seeing her seated at her desk in the Lodge appearing "very composed, absolute master of her fate". Asked what name sh...
Graham Guest started the initiative that went viral 1,000 signatures every minute

Graham Guest started the initiative that went viral 1,000 signatures every minute

Queen Elizabeth
A million people have signed an online petition calling for Donald Trump’s state visit to the U.K. be called off following the U.S. president’s immigration ban targeting Muslim-majority countries. There are 10 times the signatures needed to trigger an almost-automatic debate in Parliament. Graham Guest, a lawyer from Leeds, northern England, started the initiative that went viral and at one point was garnering 1,000 signatures every minute: “Donald Trump’s well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by her majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales,” the petition said. Prime Minister Theresa May last week became the first foreign leader to meet Trump since he became leader, announcing that he would travel to London later this year on a personal invitation
Duchess of Cornwall transformed into fairy godmother as BBC launches children’s creative writing competition

Duchess of Cornwall transformed into fairy godmother as BBC launches children’s creative writing competition

Duchess of Cornwall
The 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. The Duchess of Cornwall is a passionate advocate for children's literacy 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 co
Duchess of Cornwall transformed into fairy godmother as BBC launches children’s creative writing competition

Duchess of Cornwall transformed into fairy godmother as BBC launches children’s creative writing competition

Duchess of Cornwall
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
Prince Harry Was ‘Constantly in Trouble’ at School, Princess Diana Confided in a 1992 Letter

Prince Harry Was ‘Constantly in Trouble’ at School, Princess Diana Confided in a 1992 Letter

Prince Harry, Prince William
Six handwritten letters from Princess Diana have sold for £15,100 (just over $18,000) at auction in Britain. The letters, penned in the princess’s looping, free-flowing hand, were addressed to Cyril Dickman, the former Palace Steward at Buckingham Palace. Dickman, who died in 2012, was a beloved servant to the royal family for more than five decades, and Diana’s affectionate letters reveal her close bond with him. In one note from September 1984, just after Prince Harry’s birth, Diana told Dickman about the sweet connection between Prince William and his new baby brother. “William adores his little brother and spends the entire time swamping Harry with an endless supply of hugs and kisses, hardly letting the parents near!” she wrote. “The reaction to one tiny person’s birth has tota
Prince Harry Was ‘Constantly in Trouble’ at School, Princess Diana Confided in a 1992 Letter

Prince Harry Was ‘Constantly in Trouble’ at School, Princess Diana Confided in a 1992 Letter

Prince Harry, Prince William
Six handwritten letters from Princess Diana have sold for £15,100 (just over $18,000) at auction in Britain. The letters, penned in the princess’s looping, free-flowing hand, were addressed to Cyril Dickman, the former Palace Steward at Buckingham Palace. Dickman, who died in 2012, was a beloved servant to the royal family for more than five decades, and Diana’s affectionate letters reveal her close bond with him. In one note from September 1984, just after Prince Harry’s birth, Diana told Dickman about the sweet connection between Prince William and his new baby brother. “William adores his little brother and spends the entire time swamping Harry with an endless supply of hugs and kisses, hardly letting the parents near!” she wrote. “The reaction to one tiny person’s birth has tota
I am sure the children we support and serving police officers will also be extremely pleased Peter Smyth, CEO

I am sure the children we support and serving police officers will also be extremely pleased Peter Smyth, CEO

Prince William
Duke of Cambridge becomes patron of the Metropolitan & City Police Orphans Fund The Duke of Cambridge has become patron of the Metropolitan & City Police Orphans Fund. The Fund, which began in 1870 as an orphanage, is the oldest police charity in the world. It supports the children of officers of the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police who have died or who are unable to provide for their families. The Fund will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020, and 2017 marks 80 years since it became a modern charity following the closure of the orphanage in 1937. Peter Smyth, the chief executive officer, said: “We are absolutely delighted that His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge has agreed to be our new patron. I am sure the children we support and serving police
They reveal personal family insights such as how Harry was “constantly in trouble” and how much the boys enjoy boarding school, reports ITV News

They reveal personal family insights such as how Harry was “constantly in trouble” and how much the boys enjoy boarding school, reports ITV News

Princess Diana
Princess Diana's letters about 'naughty' Harry up for sale Handwritten notes to Buckingham Palace steward expected to raise £15,000 at auction A collection of letters written by Princess Diana about her children Princes William and Harry are to be sold at auction today for an estimated £15,000. The six handwritten notes were sent to Cyril Dickman, a steward at Buckingham Palace for more than 50 years, in the 1980s and 90s and are described as "the private letters between a trusted butler and the royal family". They reveal personal family insights such as how Harry was "constantly in trouble" and how much the boys enjoy boarding school, reports ITV News. "One particularly touching letter", says the broadcaster, reads: "Dear Cyril, it was so very kind of you to have sent us such a l
From Queen Elizabeth’s funeral to Charles’ coronation When will Prince Charles be king?

From Queen Elizabeth’s funeral to Charles’ coronation When will Prince Charles be king?

Duchess Catherine
What happens when the Queen dies? From Queen Elizabeth’s funeral to Charles’ coronation AS the Queen continues to battle a heavy cold, Britons are wond ering what will happen when she eventually dies. The Queen has been fighting to shake off the cold for almost a fortnight and missed Christmas and New Year’s Day church services at Sandringham. On December 30, Buckingham Palace was forced to deny rumours that the Queen had died after rumours of her demise spread on Twitter. A fake BBC News Twitter account tweeted: “BREAKING: Buckingham Palace announces the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 90. Circumstances are unknown. More to follow.” The hashtag #mediablackout trended throughout the night as it emerged that if the Queen were to die during the night, an announcement woul