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The 2017 Commonwealth service took place yesterday at Westminster Abbey, with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall all in attendance. There were, however, two people visibly absent from the annual multi-faith celebration: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Luckily for everyone, Prince Harry was on hand to represent Kensington Palace at the Commonwealth service, doing a stellar job. Prince William’s absence was explained when photos emerged of the 34-year-old royal enjoying a boys skiing holiday on the slopes of Verbier with close friends, enjoying the Swiss après-ski life until the early hours. Whilst William is unwinding in Switzerland, Kate is said to be enjoying some family time before the couple head to Paris together this w
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
At 90-years-old, Queen Elizabeth II has officially entered her twilight: she's stepped down as patron from 20 charities "to lighten her work load," and is currently battling the 13th day of a "heavy cold" that forced the monarch to skip out on annual royal holiday celebrations. All this has brought to light the inevitable question of who replaces the queen, as her 68-year-old son Prince Charles is set to become the first king since 1952. Whether Charles' wife Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II, will be given the ceremonial title when her husband assumes the throne, has remained unclear. Though the public’s perception of Prince Charles’ second wife has softened in recent years, Bowles has had a complicated relationship with the British
Prince William and Harry rule out a concert to mark the 20th anniversary of Diana's death: Royals say they want to highlight their mother's charity work and continue her legacy Princes William and Harry ruled out a major event for the Royal Family to attend There'll be no repeat of the Wembley concert held for the tenth anniversary Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash on August 31, 1997, at the age of 36 Princes William and Harry have ruled out a concert or other major event to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of their mother, Princess Diana. They are determined that they will lead any tributes and it will not be a ‘Royal Family’ occasion. They have not yet made up their minds whether to hold a memorial service. The brothers want to use public interest in the anniversary to
Will Prince Charles be king? Or will he step aside for William after the Queen? PRINCE Charles will become king upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II, but many have speculated that he might forfeit the crown to let Prince William and Kate become our new monarchs. Why would Prince Charles step aside? As of December 2016 Charles has been first-in-line to the throne for 64 years and ten months, more than any other heir in UK history. Should he become king, the 68-year-old Prince will become the oldest-ever British monarch on accession. The Daily Mail’s Ephraim Hardcastle has suggested that Charles could pass the throne straight to William or abdicate after a short reign “as a means of expressing regret that he had to wait so long”. Others have proposed that Charles might make way for hi
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have unveiled their Christmas card which pictures them with a troupe of Croatian dancers. Charles and Camilla were snapped with members of the HKUD Osijek 1862 group during the Royal couple's tour of Croatia in March. Wearing traditional national costumes, the dancers entertained the duo with a performance. The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall's 2016 Christmas card The photo was taken in March during the Royals' tour of Croatia and the western Balkans The image, by Getty photographer Chris Jackson, also appears on the inside of the card next to the message: "Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year." The front of the card features the Prince of Wales's feathers and the Duchess's cipher. The front of the Prince of Wales and Du...
Camilla was fired from her job at interior décor firm for turning up late after a night on the tiles Camilla Shand worked for Colefax and Fowler in Mayfair in the mid-1960s The revelation was made by Imogen Taylor, who joined firm in 1949 She said: 'She worked for us for a moment but got the sack' The Duchess of Cornwall was fired from her job at an interior décor firm for turning up late after a night on the tiles, it has been reported. Then Camilla Shand was working for Colefax and Fowler in Mayfair in the mid-1960s. The revelation was made by Imogen Taylor, who joined the firm in 1949. Taylor, 90, said: 'There were lots of debutantes working for us, even Camilla,' according to The Sunday Times. She added: 'She worked for us for a moment but got the sack.' In her book On the Frin
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Prince Charles and wife Camilla Parker Bowles were in very good spirits as the rode into the annual Sandringham Flower show, Norfolk in a traditional horse and carriage to greet stall holders and the public. Celebrating its 135th year, the show, held at the Royal estate of Sandringham House is always on the Prince's calendar as he is Patron of The Sandringham Estate Cottage Horticultural Society. However, the royal was more than happy to do his duty as he and the Duchess of Cornwall spent over two hours talking to well wishers around the show. Alongside taking in some of the 200 trade stands displaying the wares of the region's leading nurseries and horticultural specialists, the Duke and Duchess wandered around the food stalls, taking time to sample some of the ales on offer and both ...
William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, who also have the titles Baron and Baroness Carrickfergus, will attend Hillsborough Castle in Co Down for the annual garden party hosted by Northern Secretary of State Theresa Villiers. It is their second visit to the North and their first as a married couple. They had also been in Belfast five years ago, a month before their wedding. At the time they were hosted at City Hall by then lord mayor Pat Convery and Dame Mary Peters, the former Olympic pentathlon athletics champion who was then the lord lieutenant of the city. 2,500 guests About 2,500 guests drawn from a wide cross-section of Northern Irish society, including the voluntary and community sectors, local charities, youth organisations and wider civil society, will also attend the ev...