London Bridge Has Fallen: Queen Elizabeth Dies At 96

In sad news, Buckingham Palace has announced that Queen Elizabeth has died.

The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.

Earlier today, a statement read,

“Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:

— The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex, did not travel to Balmoral.

— With the death of Queen Elizabeth, her son Charles is now King, and Camilla is Queen Consort. He will go by King Charles.

— William and Catherine are now The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.

— The children of Harry and Meghan are now a Prince and Princess, although it’s yet to be determined if titles will be changed.

Updates will follow as they are released in this post.

April 21, 2022 – Visiting The Disasters Emergency Committee

On April 21, 2022, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited The Disasters Emergency Committee.

The Disasters Emergency Committee brings together 15 leading UK aid charities, raising funds to quickly and effectively respond to overseas disasters. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the DEC’s offices, meeting with DEC’s Chief Executive Saleh Saeed and aid workers via video link who had recently returned from Ukraine and neighboring countries to hear about the impact of the humanitarian response to the crisis in Ukraine. At the time of their visit, the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal had raised over £300 million to help families affected by the crisis over the weeks, months, and years ahead.

If you would like to donate to this effort, please click here.

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– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022 > April 21 | Visiting The Disasters Emergency Committee

April 17, 2022 – Easter Sunday Service

On April 17,2022 The Cambridges attended the annual Easter service at the St. George’s Chapel of Windsor Castle. It was the first time Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended the service. Other members of the royal family to attend were The Earl and Countess of Wessex with Lord Severn and Lady Louise, Peter Phillips and his two daughters Savannah and Isla, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, Mike and Zara Tindall with their daughter Mia Tindall.

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March 29 , 2022 – Service Of Thanksgiving For The Duke Of Edinburgh

On March 29, 2022, , The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with their two eldest children, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte, joined The Queen and other members of the Royal Family to pay tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip with died on April 09, 2021. The Service paid tribute to Prince Phillip’s life and work. Monarchs, dignitaries, friends, members of his patronages and charities, and civilians from all over the world finally came to pay their respects. When The Duke died in 2021, COVID-19 prevented a large gathering limiting his homegoing service to just thirty individuals.

Buckingham Palace released a statement on the Service.

Members of the Royal Family and representatives of His Royal Highness’s many charities and interests with gather at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the life and work of this extraordinary public figure. The Service will give thanks for His Royal Highness’s dedication to his family, to the Nation and to the Commonwealth as both Consort to Queen and a working member of the Royal Family in his own right. The event will also recognise the importance of The Duke’s legacy in creating opportunities for young people, promoting environmental stewardship and conservation, and supporting the Armed Forces.

In Westminster Abbey, where he made promises that defined life of willing duty and spirited Service, we give thanks for His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. A man of rare ability and distinction rightly honored and celebrated, he ever directed our attention away from himself. He put privilege to work and understood his rank as a spur to Service. Working at pace, with so many claims on his attention, he encouraged us to focus, as he was focused, on the things that matter.

His was a discipline and character that seized the opportunity and overcame obstruction and difficulty. We recall, with affection and respect, the sustained offering of a long life lived fully. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, founded by His Royal Highness in 1956, will feature prominently in the Service, with a Tribute to be given by a Gold Award Holder. In recognition of The Duke of Edinburgh’s long-held relationship with the Armed Forces, the Band of the Royal Marines will provide music before and after the Service. The Westminster Abbey and the Chapel Royal Choirs will provide music during the Service.

During his time at The Queen’s side, Prince Phillip was the longest serving royal Consort in history, retiring from official duties in 2017 at 95. Completing over 22,000 official engagements, Prince Phillip was Patron, President, or member of 700 plus organizations. The Duke was also a Navy man and stayed heavily involved in every branch of Service. In 2015, Prince Phillip passed his patronage of The RAF Air Cadets onto The Duchess of Cambridge, making it her first role with an official link to the armed forces and the first time she took over a role from another member of the Royal Family.

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– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022 > March 29 | Service Of Thanksgiving For The Duke Of Edinburgh

Gallery Update – Royal Tour: Caribbean

Hi friends! I have been MIA on the site for a while now, and I apologize. Life has been hectic. I have been working on the site behind the scenes and in the gallery. I know we have a ton of missing photos, and I would like to get caught up; it’s going to be a long and slow process. One major update is the addition of photos from Royal Tour Caribbean. Over 5,000+ images have been added to the gallery. I hope you take the time to view the beautiful photos!

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– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022> Royal Tour Caribbean

New Patronage: Maternal Mental Health Alliance



Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge announced in a video message that she’s the new Patron on Maternal Mental Health Alliance. A statement from Luciana Berger, Chair of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance says:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff team, I am delighted to announce Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge as Royal Patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA).

The MMHA was founded in 2011, and in just over a decade we have celebrated significant and much-needed progress in the provision of specialist perinatal mental health services across the UK. Today, thanks to the extraordinary and sustained efforts of our members, supporters, and Lived Experience Champions, more mums than ever can access the right care at the right time. However, there is still work to be done to ensure this is a reality for every mum, baby, and family.

We are immensely honoured that The Duchess has recognised and chosen to support the MMHA’s work by becoming our Royal Patron. The Duchess’ longstanding dedication to the Early Years and keen interest in mental health marry beautifully with our aims; it is a perfect partnership.

The MMHA looks forward to working with The Duchess to ensure the needs of all women, babies, and families continue to be heard and met.

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Photos & Roundup: February 22 – Royal Visit Denmark – Day 1

The Duchess of Cambridge, Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrived in Denmark and was received upon her arrival at Copenhagen International Airport by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark (Her Excellency Mrs. Emma Hopkins). Her Royal Highness visited the Centre for Early Intervention and Family Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Nørregade. The Duchess of Cambridge afterward visited Børnemuseet: the Children’s Museum in Frederiksberg then the Lego Foundation PlayLab at the Campus Carlsberg, University College Copenhagen, Humletorvet.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022> Pakistan Tour > February 22 | Royal Visit: Denmark – Set 1 – Day 1

New Patronage: Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League

The patronage, which has been given to The Duchess by Her Majesty The Queen, closely aligns with Her Royal Highness’ longstanding passion for sport and the lifelong benefits it can provide, both within our communities and on an individual level.

“It is a great honour to welcome The Duchess of Cambridge as our Patron,” said RFU CEO Bill Sweeney. “Our aim is to enrich lives, introduce more people to rugby union, develop the sport for future generations and create a successful thriving game across the country.

“As rugby clubs have re-opened across the country, players, officials and volunteers are celebrating being back in the game together, and we know the support of The Duchess will be greatly valued from our grassroots clubs and fast-growing women and girls’ game, right up to our elite men’s and women’s England teams.”

Alongside the RFU, The Duchess has also been named Patron of the Rugby Football League.

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We’re Still Alive!

Hey Friends!

I wanted to take this time to check in with you. We haven’t gone anywhere! The last two years have been with challenges and change. I’ve taken on extra responsibilities, and sadly that means that this hobby of mine has taken a back seat. When we get the opportunity, we continually update the gallery with the Engagements we have missed, and I know we still have a lot missing. I hope to create a routine that includes dedicating more time to this site. I miss it. I miss you guys and your excitement!

Thanks for hanging in there with us!

Duchess of Cambridge Makes Private Visit to Memorial for Sarah Everard

Kate Middleton visited a memorial for Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman whose remains were found on Friday, over a week after she disappeared in London.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, made a private visit on Saturday to the memorial in Clapham Common, an area near Everard’s home in Brixton, where she was seen walking before her disappearance on March 3.

“She wanted to pay her respects to Sarah and her family,” a royal source tells PEOPLE. “She remembers what it felt like to walk around London at night.”

During her visit, Kate was seen leaving flowers at the memorial, according to The Mirror.

Everard disappeared on March 3 while walking home, prompting police to launch an extensive search. Then on Friday, police confirmed that remains found over 50 miles from where she was last seen belonged to Everard, according to CNN.

The Metropolitan Police have since announced that a “serving police constable” has been charged in court “with the kidnap and murder of” Everard.

The officer, Wayne Couzens, 48, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court on Saturday for his first hearing. His next hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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March 19 – Visiting The London Ambulance Service 111 Control Room

On March 19, 2020 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited The London Ambulance Service 111 Control Room.

As I write this millions all over the world are in self-isolation because of the Coronavirus or COVID-19. According to the World Health Organization this is a newly discovered virus that causes respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties and sadly as we are seeing in worse case scenarios all over the world pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Because of this rapidly spreading disease and the fear and panic it is currently causing, our first responders are being overwhelmed with the amount of people who need help and are seeking information.

Today, it was revealed that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited The London Ambulance Service 111 Control Room in Croydon to meet staff who have been taking NHS 111 calls from the public, and thank them for the vital work they are doing. During the visit, Their Royal Highnesses spoke to staff members and the Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service, Garrett Emmerson, about how they are dealing with the increase in demand on the NHS 111 service.

They also heard about when members of the public can help alleviate pressure on the system by using advice available online at nhs.uk/coronavirus before contacting 111.

After the visit, The Duke released a statement saying in part: “Catherine and I were proud to visit staff working at NHS 111, to pass on our personal thanks, along with those of my grandmother and father, to staff working around the clock to provide care and advice to those that need it most.”

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2020 > March 19 | Visiting The London Ambulance Service 111 Control Room

February 02 – EE British Academy Film Awards

On February 02, 2020 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the EE British Academy Film Awards.

Catherine has attended the awards regularly since 2017 with Prince William who has been President of the Academy since 2010.

There was a lot of anticipation this year to see what the Duchess would wear as the BAFTA’s dress code was focused on sustainability. The organization says it is ‘working toward carbon neutrality’ and asked guests to consider wearing outfits that were either repeats, vintage, or from a sustainable fashion designer. Catherine repeated her bespoke Alexander McQueen gown first seen in Malaysia during the Diamond Jubilee Tour in 2012 which took The Duke and Duchess to Southeast Asia. You can view photos of the gown here.

At the awards Their Royal Highnesses walked the red carpet and in his role as President, The Duke awarded The Fellowship Award to film producer Kathleen Kennedy in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, games or television. Her recent work includes producing Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Prince William also gave a speech highlighting the lack of diversity innominees which you can view here.

After the ceremony The Duke and Duchess met with the winners.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2020 > February 02 | EE British Academy Film Awards