Category: Royal Family Outing

Week In Review: November 05, 2023 – November 11, 2023

The Princess of Wales had two public engagements this week. They are highlighted below.

On November 08, 2023, The Princess of Wales visited the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG) as their new Colonel-in-Chief. It was her first visit to the regiment since receiving the honorary title from His Majesty The King in August of 2023. The visit occurred at Robertson Barracks, Swanton Morley, where The Princess was allowed to drive a Jackal reconnaissance vehicle. This vehicle is the regiment’s primary vehicle for patrolling enemy terrain for hundreds of kilometers before conducting reconnaissance on foot. Catherine was also shown the reconnaissance drones used by the regiment to provide intelligence from deep into enemy territory.

The Princess of Wales also met soldiers and their families during her visit. She presented six Long Service and Good Conduct medals to soldiers who have served for 15 years with exemplary conduct. The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Chris Kierstead, briefed her on the regiment’s forthcoming training and operational commitments.

The day ended with a special promotion ceremony where the Regimental Mascot, Lance Corporal Emrys Forlan Jones, was presented with his Corporal stripes by Her Royal Highness. This was in recognition of the Welsh mountain pony’s performance on parade at numerous events across the UK.

On November 11, 2023, the Prince and Princess of Wales attended the British Legion’s traditional televised service at London’s Royal Albert Hall alongside King Charles, Queen Camilla, and other senior members of the Royal Family. The Festival is an annual event organized by the Royal British Legion to commemorate all those who lost their lives in conflicts. This year’s Festival marked the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic and the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, serving as an opportunity for the nation to express gratitude to those who served and sacrificed their lives. The Festival also paid tribute to the Windrush generation and their contributions to the military on the 75th anniversary of the HMT Empire Windrush’s arrival. During the event, sculptures of King Charles’ late parents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, were unveiled, which left him emotional—the night featured performances by Mica Paris, Calum Scott, Colin Thackery, Alfie Boe, Katie Melua, Sigma and Morgan, and Malaki.

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– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > November 01 | The Princess of Wales Joins ‘Dadvengers’
– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > November 11 | Festival Of Remembrance

Week In Review: July 16, 2023 – July 22, 2023

This week the Princess of Wales had two public engagements. They are highlighted below.

On July 16, 2023 The Princess of Wales attended Wimbledon with Prince William and their two eldest children.

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– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > July 16 | Wimbledon – Day 14

Week In Review: July 09, 2023 – July 15, 2023

This week the Princess of Wales had two public engagements. They are highlighted below.

On July 14, 2023, the Prince and Princess of Wales visited the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) with their three children at RAF Fairford. Prince William served with the RAF’s Search and Rescue Force for over three years, based at RAF Valley in Anglesey. He is currently the Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Coningsby. Princess Catherine also holds an honorary position as Air Commodore of the Air Cadets. In 2015, Catherine took over as Patron of The Air Cadet Organization from The Duke of Edinburgh, marking her first royal role with an official link to the armed forces.

The Royal International Air Tattoo is the world’s largest military air show. The event benefits The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, which supports the air force and engages young people in aviation. During the visit, the Princess met with cadets in the Techno Zone, which aims to inspire young people to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math and consider careers in engineering, aviation, and aerospace. She also met with the winners of the Road to RIAT competition, which challenged students from 300 schools across the U.K. to design a sustainable aircraft for the future of the RAF.

The family also toured the C-17 Globemaster III, the aircraft that flew Queen Elizabeth’s body back to London following her death in Scotland in September 2022.

On July 15, 2023, The Princess of Wales attended Wimbledon for the Women’s Singles Final, where Czech Marketa Vondrousova took on Tunisian Ons Jabeur. Before taking her seat in the Royal Box, Catherine met with individuals who had various roles throughout Wimbledon. The princess also met representatives from the British Army, London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police. Following the match, she presented the trophy to Markéta Vondroušová. Catherine also met with Ons Jabeur, and a sweet moment occurred when they shared a hug. Jabeur talked about the moment during her press conference. “She didn’t know if she wants to give me a hug or not. I told her hugs are always welcome from me. That was a very nice moment and she’s always nice to me.”

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– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > JJuly 14 | The Wales Family Visits Air Tattoo At RAF Fairford
– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > July 15 | Wimbledon – Day 13

January 20 – Reception To Mark The UK-Africa Investment Summit

On January 20, 2020 The Duke and Duchess attended a Reception To Mark The UK-Africa Investment Summit.

On behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, The Duke and Duchess accompanied by The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Princess Royal hosted heads of state and government and senior representatives from African countries, key multilateral agencies and high profile UK and African businesses.

The Duke said in part during a speech: “The African continent holds a very special place in my heart. It is the place my father took my brother and me shortly after our mother died. And when deciding where best to propose to Catherine, I could think of no more fitting place than Kenya to get down on one knee. Throughout my life, I have been lucky enough to spend time in many other parts of Africa. I’m also honoured to be the Patron of the Royal African Society. And as Catherine and I have said to several of you here tonight, we hope to have the chance to visit many more countries in the future and share our mutual love of your continent with our children.”

You can read the rest of his speech here.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2020 > January 20 | Reception To Mark The UK-Africa Investment Summit

January 05 – Church Service At St Mary Magdalene Church

On January 05, 2020 The Duke and Duchess attended Church Service At St. Mary Magdalene Church.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 >
January 05 | Church Service At St Mary Magdalene Church

December 25 – Christmas Day Church Service At Sandringham

On December 25, 2019 The Cambridge Family joined Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family for Christmas Day Church Service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham.

This year Prince George and Princess Charlotte were with The Duke and Duchess as they made the walk to and from the church.

The Royal Children were definitely the center of attention and handled themselves perfectly.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > December 25 | Christmas Day Church Service At Sandringham

November 10 – Remembrance Sunday

On November 10, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, other members of the Royal Family, faith leaders, political leaders, veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces at Cenotaph on Whitehall to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict.

Remembrance Sunday is held in the United Kingdom as a day “to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts”.[1] It is held at 11am on the second Sunday in November (the Sunday nearest to 11 November, Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War in 1918).

During the event The Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and the Duchess of Cornwall on the balcony of the Foreign Office in Whitehall.

Prince Charles, William, Harry, The Duke of York and other dignitaries laid wreaths of remembrance poppies on the memorials.

Following the Remembrance Day Service, more than 10,000 veterans marched past the Cenotaph to remember the fallen.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > November 10 | Remembrance Sunday

November 09 – Festival of Remembrance

On November 09, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen and other members of the Royal Family for the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The event brings together military and civilian performers, veterans, servicemen and women and those wishing to pay their respects to members of the Armed Forces who have died in service of their country.

This year’s Festival of Remembrance marked the 75th anniversaries of the great battles of 1944 and the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > November 09 | Festival of Remembrance

July 13 – Wimbledon – Day 12 – The Championships

Yesterday, July 13, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Final at The Championships.

The Duchess, who has been Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club since 2016 was accompanied by The Duchess of Sussex and her sister Pippa Matthews.

Arriving ahead of the finals Catherine met junior players Kamilla Bartone, Oksana Selekhmeteva, Polina Kudermetova, and Giulia Morlet. She also met volunteers and former champions.

The Ladies’ Singles Final match was a quick one as Simona Halep beat Serena Williams in 55 minutes to win her first Wimbledon title. Catherine met Halep briefly after the match offering congratulations and telling her to ‘enjoy the celebrations’.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > July 13 | Wimbledon – Day 12 – The Championships

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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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > June 18 | Royal Ascot – Day One

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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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > June 17 | Order Of The Garter Service At Windsor Castle

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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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > June 08 | Trooping The Colour