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Princess Charlotte Helps Look After Big Brother Prince George

Added: 16.01.2018 2:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

She may only be 2 years old, but Princess Charlotte knows how to take charge. According to The Daily Mail and the Eastern Daily Press, Queen Elizabeth revealed the young royal likes to...


The 14 best royal moments of 2017

Added: 27.12.2017 11:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

From Prince George starting school to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement, it's been quite the year for the Royal Family says Laura Hampson

Queen uses Christmas speech to officially welcome Meghan Markle into Royal family

Added: 26.12.2017 21:05 | 3 views | 0 comments

As she spends her first Christmas with the in-laws, Meghan Markle could be forgiven a few nerves about how she will fit in. Come 3pm on Christmas Day, as she settled down in front of the television, any lingering fears were allayed in some style, as the Queen used her Christmas message to officially welcome her into the family. Displaying a photograph of Prince Harry and Ms Markle as they celebrated their engagement in the garden of Kensington Palace, the Queen said she is looking forward to welcoming new members of the family in 2018. Ms Markle, of course, will be one of them, as well as a new Prince or Princess for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, due in April. The Prince and his fiance, who will wed at Windsor Castle in May, are spending their first Christmas together with the Royal Family at Sandringham. Ms Markle’s inclusion has been widely interpreted as a relaxation of convention, which usually sees new members of the family invited only when they are married. The Queen also marked Catherine Middleton's introduction into the family in her Christmas message, speaking only after the wedding in 2011 to acknowledge the “the marriages of two of our grandchildren”: Prince William to Miss Middleton, and Zara Phillips to Mike Tindall. Meghan Markle joins the Royal Family at Christmas church service in Sandringham, in pictures This year, in a poignant speech about her family, the Queen also paid tribute to her husband, the 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, in the year of their 70th anniversary, highlighting his “unique sense of humour”. Acknowledging events for Britain this year, including terrorist attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire, she said difficult times made her “grateful for the blessings of home and family, and in particular for 70 years of marriage”. “I don’t know that anyone had invented the term “platinum” for a 70th wedding anniversary when I was born,” she said. “You weren’t expected to be around that long. Even Prince Philip has decided it’s time to slow down a little – having, as he economically put it, “done his bit”.   The Queen delivers her Christmas message at a desk in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace Credit: PA “But I know his support and unique sense of humour will remain as strong as ever, as we enjoy spending time this Christmas with our family and look forward to welcoming new members into it next year.” The subject of family was emphasised, as usual, with an array of photographs in Buckingham Palace’s 1844 room including the Queen and Prince Philip’s 1947 wedding photograph and their official portrait to mark their 70th wedding anniversary this year. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh after the traditional Christmas Day church service at Sandringham Credit: Alastair Grant /AP Pictures of her great-grandchildren Prince George and Princess Charlotte were also on display, along with pictures of Prince Harry and Ms Markle, and one shot of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall taken this year by Mario Testino. Pictures of some of the Queen's family members were on display as she delivered her Christmas message Credit: John Stillwell /PA Describing the extraordinary changes her record-breaking reign has seen, the Queen referenced her first Christmas broadcast, 60 years ago, in which “a young woman spoke about the speed of technological change as she presented the first television broadcast of its kind”.   “Six decades on, the presenter has ‘evolved’ somewhat, as has the technology she described,” she added. “Back then, who could have imagined that people would one day be watching this on laptops and mobile phones – as some of you are today.   “But I’m also struck by something that hasn’t changed. That, whatever the technology, many of you will be watching this at home.” The Queen delivering her first Christmas message in 1957 Credit: PA She continued: “For many, the idea of “home” reaches beyond a physical building – to a home town or city.   “This Christmas, I think of London and Manchester, whose powerful identities shone through over the past twelve months in the face of appalling attacks.   “In Manchester, those targeted included children who had gone to see their favourite singer.  A few days after the bombing, I had the privilege of meeting some of the young survivors and their parents. “I describe that hospital visit as a “privilege” because the patients I met were an example to us all, showing extraordinary bravery and resilience.   “Indeed, many of those who survived the attack came together just days later for a benefit concert.  It was a powerful reclaiming of the ground, and of the city those young people call home. Meghan Markle grid The Queen added: “We expect our homes to be a place of safety – “sanctuary” even – which makes it all the more shocking when the comfort they provide is shattered.   “A few weeks ago, The Prince of Wales visited the Caribbean in the aftermath of hurricanes that destroyed entire communities.   “And here in London, who can forget the sheer awfulness of the Grenfell Tower fire?” About | Royal Christmas message Looking ahead to 2018, the Queen emphasised the importance of her beloved Commonwealth, with the Commonwealth Games in Australia and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London coming in the spring. Concluding her televised message for this year, she said: “Whatever your own experiences this year; wherever and however you are watching, I wish you a peaceful and very happy Christmas.”

Queen to pay tribute to Prince Philip's 'unique sense of humour' in Christmas message

Added: 25.12.2017 11:25 | 3 views | 0 comments

The Queen will use her Christmas message to pay a rare public tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, praising his “unique sense of humour” in the year of their 70th anniversary. In her annual address to the nation, the Queen will deliver poignant thanks to the Duke, hailing his valuable support this year and throughout her record-breaking reign. The Duke stepped down from his official public duties in the autumn, but has remained by his wife’s side for key moments including Remembrance Sunday. The televised address, pre-recorded and delivered to viewers at 3pm on Christmas Day, will this year be focused on the theme of home. "We think of our homes as places of warmth, familiarity and love,” the Queen will say. “There is a timeless simplicity to the pull of home." Acknowledging terrorist attacks in Britain in 2017, she will go on to observe how the concept of home can extend to a home town or city, saying: "This Christmas, I think of London and Manchester, whose powerful identities shone through over the past twelve months in the face of appalling attacks." The Royal Family attends church service in Sandringham, in pictures In a moment of personal reflection, she will voice praise for the Duke's "support and unique sense of humour." Royal commentators regularly underline the importance of humour in the Royal marriage, with the Duke livening up the Queen's many public engagements with unexpected quips to break the ice. The Countess of Wessex once said of her in-laws: "They make each other laugh - which is, you know, it's half the battle, isn't it?" The Queen sits at a desk in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace Credit: John Stillwell/PA With remarks often characterised as "gaffes", the Duke reportedly aims to make strangers laugh within 15 seconds of their meeting with Royalty. His sense of humour was evident on Christmas Eve as he attended church, stopping to greet American mother-of-two Heather Hudgins and her three-month-old daughter Abby. Observing the decorative green bow on the child's head, he joked: "Is it a baby? I though it was a bunch of flowers." Prince Philip leaves the ladies of the Glasgow Wrens Association giggling Credit: AFP The Queen's words about family, delivered in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace, will be illustrated by photographs on her desk: her 1947 black and white wedding picture, the official photograph to commemorate the 70th anniversary, and portraits of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Although the strong bonds of their 70-year marriage are always evident during their public appearances, the Duke is famously reluctant to hear gushing praise or acknowledgement of his achievements. The Queen has generally reserved her public tributes to him for special occasions. The Queen and Prince Philip enjoy the Braemar Gathering in 2016 Credit: Getty On their golden wedding anniversary, she hailed him as her “strength and stay”, noting that the family and nation “owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.” In 2012, at her Diamond Jubilee, she proclaimed him a “constant strength and guide”, and in 2015 at a speech to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting recognised his “boundless energy and commitment”. The Queen and Duke will be seen together in public at Sandringham on Christmas Day when they will attend church with senior members of the Royal Family including their four children, the Cambridge family and Prince Harry. The Prince will be joined for the first time by a partner, as convention is relaxed to allow his fiance Meghan Markle to attend alongside him. The Queen and Duke both appeared in good spirits and health on Christmas Eve, greeting wellwishers as they attended a carol service at the church. This year’s Christmas message will be broadcast on television, radio and the Royal Family’s YouTube channel at 3pm on Christmas Day. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Credit: Matt Holyoak The National Anthem and Christmas carol, entitled It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, will be performed by the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir, made up of 52 children representing each nation of the Commonwealth. The Queen is wearing a dress in ivory white Bouclé designed by Angela Kelly, embellished with Swarovski crystals, and a festive diamond brooch in the shape of a star. She first wore the dress, with a matching coat and hat, for the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant in 2012.

Sleepy Princess Charlotte, a Pigeon Photobomb: The Best Candid Pics From the Queen's Lunch

Added: 20.12.2017 20:53 | 2 views | 0 comments

Queen Elizabeth II held a pre-Christmas luncheon on Wednesday. Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were all in attendance at...

Royal Family Christmas Cards Through the Years

Added: 20.12.2017 15:44 | 4 views | 0 comments

Merry Christmas from Britain's Royal family! Earlier this week, Prince William and Kate Middleton shared their 2017 Christmas card, which featured them with children Prince George and...

Princess Charlotte Looks Just Like Queen Elizabeth II Did as a Toddler

Added: 18.12.2017 19:29 | 6 views | 0 comments

We've got a mini-me queen on our hands! Prince William and Kate Middleton just released their annual Christmas card featuring their two adorable kiddos, Prince George and Princess...

All the Details on the Royal Family's Blue Christmas Card Outfits--and Where You've Seen Them Before

Added: 18.12.2017 17:12 | 4 views | 0 comments

We're far from blue over these Christmas outfits. Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte commemorated the forthcoming holiday and...

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Wear Shades of Blue in Royal Family Christmas Card

Added: 18.12.2017 11:50 | 4 views | 0 comments

The royals are having a blue Christmas. Prince William and Kate Middleton were "pleased to share a new photograph of their family" with the public Monday. The stunning shot--which...

There is no such thing as a terrorist 'look', just a terrorist outlook

Added: 07.12.2017 18:57 | 9 views | 0 comments

It’s welcome, though hardly reassuring, to have a better idea of who wants to bomb Britain or otherwise incite violence and conflict, and, in a departure from their past obsessive secrecy, the Home Office and the security services are gradually becoming more transparent about terrorism and the real nature of the threat to peace in Britain. We’ve learned about the alleged plots to assassinate Theresa May and incite the murder of Prince George, for example, which the public has a right to know about, and these should heighten their sense of vigilance, especially as Christmas with its many shared communal events approaches. The recent panic in Oxford Street may not have shown social media in...

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