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June 18 – Royal Ascot – Day One

Today, June 18, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Day One of Royal Ascot.

Royal Ascot takes place for five days in the month of June. It’s one of Britain’s most well-known racecourses, and welcomes around 300,000 visitors over the five days including The Queen and other members of The Royal Family.

Each day begins with the Royal Procession, when The Queen and accompanying Members of the Royal Family arrive along the track in horse-drawn carriages. They then spend the day watching the races from the Royal Enclosure.

This year, the British Royal Family was joined by King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.

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June 17 – Order Of The Garter Service At Windsor Castle

Today, June 17, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Order Of The Garter Service At Windsor Castle.

The Order of The Garter Service is one of the most traditional ceremonies in the Queen’s calendar. Every June, a grand procession of the knights takes place at Windsor Castle, accompanied by a marching band and Officers of the Order, all in grand ceremonial dress.

The day begins with The Queen formally investing any new Companions with the Order’s insignia in the Throne Room of the Castle. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh entertain the members and officers at a lunch, and then all process on foot to a service in St. George’s Chapel. There is a short service where any new Companions are installed. The Sovereign and other members of the Order then return to the Upper Ward of the castle in carriages and cars.

Today, the Order includes the Queen, who is Sovereign of the Garter, several senior Members of the Royal Family, and twenty-four knights chosen in recognition of their work. Knights of the Garter are chosen personally by the Sovereign to honour those who have held public office, who have contributed in a particular way to national life or who have served the Sovereign personally.

The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Countess of Wessex were joined by The Queen of Spain and The Queen of the Netherlands for today’s service and procession.

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June 08 – Trooping The Colour

On June 08, 2019 The Royal Family gathered for Trooping The Colour.

Trooping The Colour marks The Queen’s official birthday which is actually on April 21. Each June over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians come together in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare. The parade travels from Buckingham Palace and down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, with Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages.

The display closes with an RAF fly-past, watched by Members of the Royal Family from Buckingham Palace balcony.

This year The Duchess of Cambridge shared a carriage with The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Duchess Meghan is still on maternity leave, but still made the event!). Even more exciting, Prince Louis made his balcony debut and stole the show!

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June 06 – Household Division Beating Retreat At Horse Guards Parade

On June 06, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge took the salute at the Household Division’s Beating Retreat at Horse Guards Parade in London, England at St. James Park.

The Beating Retreat is a spectacular evening pageant of music and military precision drill, including horses, cannons and fireworks. The military concert with a marching display is performed each year on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings preceding the Queen’s Birthday Parade, or “Trooping The Colour” as it is often called.

The concert raises money for the Army Benevolent and Fund the Household Division Charitable Funds, which provide improved welfare and opportunities to Household Division serving soldiers and veterans.

Historically, on at least one evening, a senior member of the British Royal Family has attended and taken the salute.

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April 25 – Anzac Day Service Of Commemoration

Yesterday, April 25, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge accompanied by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attended the Anzac Day Service Of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. ANZAC Day honors the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who died during the landings at Anzac Cove in 1915. It is considered a national day of remembrance and ceremonies take place in various locations. Prince William was not in attendance as he was in New Zealand paying tribute to those affected by the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack. Although, he also attended a civic service to mark ANZAC Day, laying a wreath on behave of The Queen at the War Memorial Museum in Auckland. After the service Harry and Catherine met with guests and representatives before departing together.

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March 17 – The Irish Guards St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick’s Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, England. As in previous years The Duchess of Cambridge presented shamrocks to Officers, Warrant Officers, and the Irish Guard’s mascot Irish Wolfhound Domhnall. Before the parade a moment of silence was held for the victims of the horrific attack in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed 50 and injured dozens of others. Afterwards, William and Kate met members of the Regiment and posed for the regimental photograph. Inside the Guardsman’s lunch, The Duke and Duchess enjoyed a pint and mingled with soldiers in their mess hall.

VIDEOS: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Drink Guinness with Irish Guard for St Patrick’s Day

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