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☘️ Wishing you a very happy #StPatricksDay. 📸 PA
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Tonight, The Prince of Wales attended a dinner in aid of the Australian bushfire relief and recovery effort, hosted by The Lord Mayor of the City of London. The Prince was devastated to hear of the bushfires, which began in September and caused the deaths of over 30 people, millions of wildlife and burned more than 12.6 million hectares of land. Tonight’s event is a partnership between the City of London Corporation and the Australian High Commission, with proceeds from the evening going to charities helping on the ground in Australia including @RedCrossAU. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are deeply committed to the Australian people and in a message of support recorded earlier this year, The Prince spoke of the “incredibly special and resilient” nation. Their Royal Highnesses have visited Australia many times, most recently in 2018. During his speech, The Prince also said: “At the very worst of times, we saw the very best of Australia – and knowing the Aussies, as I do after fifty-four years, that makes me very proud.” Follow the link in our bio to read The Prince of Wales’s speech from tonight in full. 🇦🇺
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Today, The Prince of Wales held an Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, on behalf of The Queen. 🎖 Amongst today’s recipients, Baroness Floella Benjamin was awarded a Dame Commander medal for services to Charity - congratulations! Mr. Gordon Buchanan received an MBE for services to Conservation and to Wildlife Filmmaking. 🐼🍃🐝 Through his work as both a cameraman and a presenter, Gordon has visited every continent in the world – apart from Antarctica! Mr. Michael Prendergast, more commonly known as Mike Pender, received an MBE for services to Music. 🎶 Mike was the original founding member of Merseybeat group The Searchers. Congratulations to all who received awards at Buckingham Palace this morning.🏅👏 . 📸 Press Association
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“I wanted to offer my heartfelt congratulations on this occasion to all of those astonishing young people who have been recognised today at these Prince’s Trust and T.K. Maxx and Homesense Awards. They have all, as you have seen, shown tremendous courage and determination to make positive changes in their lives and are a real inspiration to us all.” . Today, The Prince of Wales attended the annual @PrincesTrust Awards in London, which recognise young people who have overcome issues and made a success of their lives with the help of the charity. Prior to the ceremony The Prince, President of The Prince’s Trust, met charity ambassadors and award hosts @antanddec and performer @craigdavid. Follow @PrincesTrust to see more!
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🌼🌸 Some recent photos of the daffodils and magnolia tree blooming beautifully in the Clarence House garden.
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On #CommonwealthDay, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a service at Westminster Abbey alongside The Queen and other members of the Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 countries, which work together towards shared goals in democracy and development. Today’s service celebrates the links between the Commonwealth’s member states. Follow @theroyalfamily to see more from today.
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Today on #InternationalWomenDay2020, we are shining a light on survivors of domestic abuse around the world. The Duchess of Cornwall has been raising awareness about the issue of domestic violence for over ten years and has visited many domestic violence refuges in the UK and overseas. At a reception to mark the 15th anniversary of @safelives_ last month, HRH said: “With each story that is told, the taboo around domestic abuse weakens and the silence that surrounds it is broken, so other sufferers can know that there is hope for them and they are not alone.” During a visit to the Battered Women’s Trust in New Zealand last year, HRH was presented with a refuge diamond pin, which is given to people who have provided service to the movement for many years. #IWD2020 📸 Clarence House /PA
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The Duke of Cornwall, as The Prince of Wales is known in the county, today visited the coastal town of Newquay and nearby Nansledan. 🌊 During the visit, it was announced that His Royal Highness has become Patron of Surfers Against Sewage, a charity working to tackle plastic pollution and protect the UK’s coastlines. The Prince has been a long-time advocate for ocean health and attended an Ocean Plastic Solutions Day in 2018, hosted by the charity. ✏️ At Nansledan School, His Royal Highness met the new school’s first class of students and their teachers. Nansledan is an extension built on Duchy of Cornwall land that embodies the principles of architecture and urban planning championed by The Prince of Wales. 🧶 The Prince also toured the factory floor at @celticandco shoemakers, following the production process of one of their signature slippers, from raw sheepskin to final product. HRH had a go at cutting sheepskin into shapes to make slippers! The company uses only sustainable material, such as wool and linen, for their clothing and footwear, employs over 50 local staff. As Patron of the @campaignforwool The Prince of Wales is passionate about the promotion of wool as “one of the most resilient, ecological and sustainable natural fibres in the world.” 📸 PA
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🎥Today, The Duchess of Cornwall attended the Grand Opening Session of the Women of the World Festival and spoke about why domestic abuse is #EveryonesProblem. Read Her Royal Highness’s speech in full by following the link in our bio.
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“If I can give you one piece of advice before I leave, it is to put down your phones and pick up a book, especially before you go to bed. After all, books never lose their signal or run out of battery and they will always take you to a thousand different worlds with every turn of a page.” . 📚The Duchess of Cornwall encouraged children to pick up a book and explore the wonderful world of reading during a visit to Bousfield Primary School in London on #WorldBookDay. HRH visited literacy classes at the school, which is the former site of author Beatrix Potter’s home. 📸 PA
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Congratulations to all of the recipients at today’s Investiture! 🎖 . TV Chef Ainsley Harriott received an MBE for Services to Broadcasting and Culinary Arts. 🌶️ On the importance of learning to cook, @ainsleyfoods said: "It's a skill that, if we learn from a very young age, it's there for the rest of our lives." . England Netball Captain Serena Guthrie was presented with an MBE for Services to Netball. 🏀 Last year, @serenabob guided her country to a podium finish at the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool. Classical music group The Priests, made up of The Very Reverend David Delargy, The Reverend Eugene O’Hagan and The Reverend Martin O’Hagan all received MBEs. 🎶 The Priests met His Royal Highness last year, when they performed in a concert at @hillsboroughcastle. Also today, Professor Dame Sally Davies became the first female non-royal to be made a Dame Grand Cross. Previously, she has also served as the first female Chief Medical Officer and become the first woman to take up her current role at Cambridge. . 📸 Press Association
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🎉 Happy 100th Birthday to Mr Peter Heppell! The Prince of Wales met Mr. Heppell earlier this week during a reception for the Burma Star Memorial Fund, held at Clarence House. 76 years ago today, on his 24th birthday, Mr. Heppell boarded a glider to be taken into Burma, having trained to be a Chindits. He was wounded and reported missing, with his family receiving a telegram that he was presumed dead before he was able to contact his mother while recovering from a number of injuries, which included shrapnel in his leg. After spending time in hospital in India, Mr. Heppell was brought back to the UK in 1945 and the next year started working at his father’s advertising agency. Wishing Mr. Heppell a wonderful day!
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“I know how important reading together can be for parents and children. Just as my father read to us as children, I read to my own children, and now to my grandchildren too. Spending time together with a book is much more than just learning to read.” . 📚📖 Today is #WorldBookDay, when the wonderful world of reading is recognised around the globe. The Duchess of Cornwall believes every person, young and old, should be able to share the love of reading. Later today, The Duchess will join pupils at a school in London to mark #World BookDay and help #shareastory. 📸 PA
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🎥 See highlights from The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to the London Transport Museum today, which they toured with @mayorofldn Sadiq Khan. 🚇🚌🚆 . Their Royal Highnesses also joined a reception with Transport for London staff and apprentices, and before leaving were presented with personalised TfL plaques! 🚦
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🚌🚦All aboard! The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of @transportforlondon today with a ride on a new fully electric London bus. Their Royal Highnesses travelled from Clarence House to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. Set up in 2000 to bring London’s transport network together under one integrated body, TfL helps tourists and Londoners get around the city safely, by bus, tube and train. Their motto is ‘Keeping London moving’! 🏃
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The Royal College of Music had their annual awards ceremony today and The Prince of Wales, President of @rcmlondon, attended the ceremony and conferred the awards. 🎶 . Amongst today’s recipients were German tenor Jonas Kaufmann and Conductor and Musical Director of the @royaloperahouse, Sir Antonio Pappano, who were both awarded with honorary doctorates of Music. The RCM was founded in London in 1882, and provides specialised musical education and professional training for performers, conductors and composers. 🎼 The annual awards ceremony recognises individuals whose contribution to music, music education and the RCM is regarded as outstanding. The College’s Patron is currently Her Majesty The Queen and The Prince has been President since 1993. . 📸 Press Association
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🏴 To all our followers celebrating in Wales and around the world – wishing you a very happy #StDavidsDay! . Dyma ddymuno Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus i’n holl ddilynwyr yng Nghymru ac o amgylch y byd – Cyfarchion #DyddGwylDewi! 📸 PA / Clarence House
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The Prince of Wales recently hosted a meeting at Clarence House with senior representatives from the aviation industry, energy companies, the financial community and innovators to explore solutions to decarbonize air travel. The sector is currently facing its greatest challenge; how to grow sustainably in the face of climate change. The meeting is the first in a series of roundtables following the launch of the Sustainable Markets Initiative in Davos last month. A collaboration between The Prince of Wales and @worldeconomicforum, the Sustainable Markets Initiative aims to accelerate the global transition to sustainable markets and decarbonisation.
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will jointly visit the Republic of Cyprus and Jordan next month. Prior to this, The Prince will also visit Bosnia and Herzegovina. Key themes of the Spring Tour 2020 ⬇️ . 🇧🇦In the year of the 25th anniversary of the genocide, The Prince will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina where he will highlight reforms to improve citizens’ lives. 🇨🇾The Prince and The Duchess will make their first official visit to The Republic of Cyprus to recognise the work of the UN Peacekeeping Force and celebrate traditional Cypriot culture. 🇯🇴Their Royal Highnesses will visit The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to learn what the country is doing to support refugees and showcase its rich cultural history. Read more about Their Royal Highnesses’ forthcoming Spring Tour, which will take place from 17th to 25th March, by following the link in our bio. 📸 PA
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The lawn at @highgrovegarden is pretty in pink (and blue, yellow, purple and orange) as The Prince of Wales has created a new flower meadow.🌷🌼 🐝 The bed contains a mix of garden flowers including cornflower, poppies, calendula, flax, Dame's Rocket and Candy Tuft. The flowers are greatly enjoyed by the bees and butterflies in the garden. 🦋 Swipe to see more ⬅️ Follow @highgrovegarden to see more of the Royal Gardens at TRH’s Gloucestershire home.
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Did you know The Duchess of Cornwall is President of the @royalvolservice? The charity mobilises volunteers to support those in need throughout the community. #TBT to The Duchess helping to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Dolau Bran Lunch Club in Llandovery, Wales. 🎉 The Lunch Club is run by @royalvolservice and provides a place for older people to make friends and enjoy a delicious meal with others. 📸 PA
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Wishing The Princess Royal a very Happy Birthday 🎉 #HappyBirthdayHRH 📸 @chrisjacksongetty
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The Prince of Wales will visit Japan on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen to attend the Ceremony of Enthronement of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito. The visit will take place from 22nd to 23rd October and will include a day of engagements in Tokyo to celebrate British-Japanese connections. 🇬🇧 🇯🇵 The Prince of Wales last visited Japan in 2008 with The Duchess of Cornwall. #RoyalVisitJapan 📸 PA
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The Duke of Rothesay today attended the Ballater Highland Games in Scotland and viewed traditional events including Piping and weight throwing, and met the local Ballater Tug-of-war team. After arriving at the Games, The Duke raised the Highland Games standard, officially opening the event. The Games have been held in Ballater since 1864 and attract athletes from all over the world. Congratulations to everyone who took part! 📸 PA
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The Duke of Rothesay yesterday visited businesses and met residents in the Scottish town of Beauly. At @campbellsofbeauly, a family-run business which has been operating in the same premises in Beauly since 1858, HRH opened the new tailoring workshop and met staff including tailors and seamstresses. 🧵 Campbell’s of Beauly supports @theprincesfoundation Future Textiles training initiative, which provides training in traditional skills including sewing, weaving and cutting. The programme aims to encourage young people to consider a career in the Scottish textiles industry. The Duke also visited other local shops in the town, including an antique store and a deli and grocer. 📸 by @basiawrightphotography & @jkf_man
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A very Happy Birthday to HRH The Duchess of Sussex 🎉 📸 PA
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The Duke of Rothesay, as The Prince of Wales is known in Scotland, today attended the Mey Highland and Cultural Games. First held in the village of Mey for The Queen Mother’s 70th birthday, the Games celebrate the hospitality, culture and talents of the people of the North Highlands. In the foreword for the programme, HRH said: “It was with the greatest of pride that I followed in the footsteps of my Grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, as Chieftain in 2002, thus continuing the tradition she had started in the early 1970’s when these games began.” • Congratulations to all of today’s competitors, including Tug of War winners, @helpforheroes! 👏 Images 1 and 4 - PA
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In Caithness, Scotland, today The Duke of Rothesay toured @wolfburn_whisky, the most northerly whisky distillery on the Scottish mainland, originally opened in 1821. The distillery operated until around 1870 before being closed, and in 2011 plans were laid to resurrect the old distillery. The new premises opened in January 2013. Master distiller Iain Kerr, who has over 20 years’ experience, explained to HRH how the craftsmen at the distillery use traditional methods to produce fine spirit. 🥃 Earlier in the day, The Duke officially opened the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm, Scotland’s largest wind farm. Its 84 turbines will generate enough energy to power 450,000 homes and is Scotland’s single largest source of renewable energy. 📸 PA
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It has been announced that The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will undertake an official visit to New Zealand in November 2019. 🇳🇿 #RoyalVisitNZ Their Royal Highnesses last visited New Zealand in 2015, and this will be The Prince of Wales’s 10th visit to New Zealand. HRH first visited the country in 1970 during an official tour with The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Princess Royal. Swipe to see photos of the Royal Family visiting in 1970 ⬅️ 📸 PA & @royalcollectiontrust
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The Prince of Wales today received the President of Rwanda, @paulkagame, at Highgrove House. In April, The Prince wrote to the President to share his best wishes and prayers as Rwanda marked the 25th anniversary of the Genocide Against the Tutsi. HRH also said he was delighted to be visiting Rwanda next year for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2020. 📸 PA
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Today, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the @royal_welsh_show in Llanelwedd, Powys 🏴. Upon arrival, to mark 140 years since the Anglo-Zulu War, TRH watched a military display by members of the Zulu ‘impi’ regiment with King Goodwill and Queen Mpumi, King and Queen of the Zulus. The Prince met farming leaders and representatives of @countrysidefund, and presented prizes to winning breeders and their sheep and cattle. 🐑🐄 TRH later unveiled the new Welsh Cob Stallion sculpture, which is made of horseshoes from past winning horses, including some donated by Her Majesty The Queen. 🐎 The Duchess visited the floral pavilion and saw a number of horticultural projects from local communities, and met stallholders in the Food Hall, which displays produce that is grown, developed, packaged or produced in Wales. 🌸 #royalwelshshow
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A very Happy Birthday to Prince George, who turns six today. 🎂 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared three new photographs of The Prince, taken by The Duchess. Two of the photos were taken in the garden of their home at Kensington Palace and another whilst on holiday.
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The Prince of Wales has sent a message of congratulations and his best wishes to the England and New Zealand cricket teams following their Cricket World Cup performances. #CWC19 👏🏻 🏏 Image 1: Message to @englandcricket Image 2: Message to @blackcapsnz
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Three cheers for The Duchess of Cornwall to mark HRH’s birthday during a Big Picnic event in Exmoor National Park today! To end this week’s visit to the South West of England, TRH helped mark 70 years of UK National Parks at a colourful event. The Prince and The Duchess chatted to members of the local community, and met stallholders, food producers and craftspeople. At the end of the visit, TRH were presented with a towering Exmoor-themed cake. 📸 3 & 4: PA
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The Duchess of Cornwall today visited @donkeysanctuarysidmouth to celebrate the 50th anniversary of @donkeysanctuary. The charity runs 10 sanctuaries around the UK and Europe, giving lifelong care to over 6,000 donkeys and mules. The visit coincided with Her Royal Highness’s birthday, and as a present The Duchess was invited to name the sanctuary’s new foal! HRH decided on the name Sweetpea, and will receive updates on the little donkey’s progress as she grows up. Swipe through the album for photos of Sweetpea ⬅️ 📸 PA
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Thank you for all the lovely messages on The Duchess of Cornwall’s birthday! 🎉
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Day two of Their Royal Highnesses annual tour of the South West began this morning with a visit to @ginstersofcornwall to help mark 50 years of the Cornish bakery. The family-run company has been baking pasties in Callington since 1969, and The Duchess was given a pasty masterclass by baker Toby! Their Royal Highnesses then travelled to Devon where they toured Tavistock’s Community Festival of Food and Crafts, trying a range of delicious local produce and meeting well-wishers. 📸 1: PA
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At the @edenprojectcornwall today, The Duchess of Cornwall attended a Big Lunch celebration with members of the community and supporters who had come together to mark the 10th anniversary of The Big Lunch. 🍰🎉 Since 2009, this charity initiative has encouraged people to spend time with their neighbours for a few hours of friendship and fun every June. It aims to create happier and healthier communities where people know one another. The Duchess is Patron of The Big Lunch, and congratulated them, saying: “A very Happy birthday...onwards and upwards!”
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The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall began their annual visit to the South West today in the beautiful harbour town of Mevagissey. ⚓️ This traditional fishing village is the second fastest growing port in Cornwall and is unique in the growing number of younger fishermen joining the trade. Their Royal Highnesses met members of the local community, business owners and groups including Her Majesty’s Coastguard and the @rnli, and heard about the town has recovered following recent flooding.
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Today, The Prince of Wales, in his role as Royal Patron of the Intelligence Services, visited @gchq to mark #GCHQ100. During the visit, His Royal Highness met representatives of community groups that GCHQ work closely with, and staff who work at the headquarters. The Prince also had the chance to look at artefacts in the GCHQ Museum, which included intelligence reports and the Royal Codebook. To mark the opening of the GCHQ Centenary Garden, HRH watched a flyover by @rafredarrows and planted a tree. The garden features ‘spy ducks’ in the pond and a ‘hotline’ telephone box, which has been converted into a greenhouse for chillis. In a speech to the GCHQ workforce, HRH said: “Looking back at GCHQ’s unfailing ability to rise to the challenges of its time gives me every confidence that this country, our freedom and our way of life, will continue to be well served by all of you, no matter what comes at us.” 🔍
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During their annual summer visit to Wales, The Prince and The Duchess undertook over twenty official engagements across the country. Watch our video for some of the highlights from the week. Swipe right to watch the video with Welsh subtitles > Yn ystod eu hymweliad haf blynyddol, fe gyflawnodd y Tywysog a’r Dduges dros ugain o ddigwyddiadau swyddogol ar draws Cymru. Gwyliwch ein fideo ar gyfer rhai o uchafbwyntiau’r wythnos.
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Today, The Duchess of Cornwall, in her role as Honorary Air Commodore, visited RAF Halton to celebrate their centenary year. During the visit, Her Royal Highness saw the station’s reconstructed World War I trenches, which replicate those that were built in order to train soldiers how to survive on the Western Front. The Duchess also opened the new Youth Activities Centre, where Her Royal Highness met children from the local school and joined in a game of table tennis. 📷 PA / @rafhaltonofficial
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Today, The Prince of Wales carried out engagements in West Sussex. His Royal Highness first visited the new @l3harristech London training centre, which helps train new pilots and builds flight simulators used across the world. During the visit, HRH successfully completed a virtual take-off and landing at Glasgow airport on one of the flights simulators. The Prince also met cadets and young people taking part in the @princestrust Flying Scholarship Project, which will support three young people each year towards a future flying career. Following this, The Prince visited the Millennium Seed Bank at @wakehurst_botanic_garden . The MSB stores seeds from around the world to provide a safety net for species at risk of extinction and currently contains over 2.25bn seeds. During the visit, The Prince viewed the ‘State of the World’s Plants’ exhibition and the propagation area, where HRH heard about the research carried out by @kewgardens . Before departing, His Royal Highness walked through the Coronation Meadow at Wakehurst Place. The Coronation Meadows Initiative was launched by HRH in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. 📷 PA / Clarence House
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Today, The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Gurkha Rifles, visited the Battalion to mark the 25th anniversary year of their formation. His Royal Highness presented operational medals to soldiers after their recent deployment to Afghanistan and was later given a Mala, a traditional Nepalese flower garland, made up of the Regimental colours of green, black and red. The Prince met soldiers’ friends and families during the celebrations and presented three special Awards, including The Prince of Wales Kukri, for outstanding service. 📸 Clarence House / @britisharmy / PA
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Today, The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception for @ebonyhorseclubbrixton in the garden of Clarence House. During the reception, Her Royal Highness met Splash, a nine-year old cob who has been with the charity for three years, and young people who are currently taking part in programmes run by the club. 🐎 This year, Ebony Horse Club has helped young horse riders complete more than 1700 rides. Also at the reception were a number of Ebony alumni and supporters, including novelist and scriptwriter Lord Julian Fellowes. HRH has been President of Ebony Horse Club since 2009. 🐴
Thank you to everyone who welcomed The Prince and The Duchess to Wales this week! It was wonderful to meet so many people. 🏴 Diolch am y croeso twymgalon i’r Tywysog a’r Dduges drwy Gymru gyfan yn ystod yr wythnos. Tan tro nesa. 📸 by @chrisjacksongetty
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The Prince of Wales spent a final day in Wales today, visiting the market town of Machynlleth. Here HRH met local business owners and members of the community. Earlier in the day, The Prince visited Dollgellau Mart to meet participants of The Prince’s Countryside Fund Farm Resilient Programme. The mart is the head office for Farmers Marts, which was formed by a group of farmers and consists of six livestock markets. The mart will form part of @countrysidefund’s upcoming three-year project conducting research into the importance of mart’s such as Dolgellau for local farmers and the local community.
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To mark the end of TRH's week in Wales and 50 years since His Royal Highness's Investiture, the Welsh Guards today played a selection of Welsh music during Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. This included "God Bless The Prince of Wales", which was played at the Investiture in 1969 🏴
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This portrait of The Prince of Wales has been released to mark the 50th anniversary of His Royal Highness’s Investiture. The photo was taken at Llwynywermod, The Prince and The Duchess’s home in Wales. 📸 by @chrisjacksongetty
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall began another day of engagements in Wales this morning with a visit to sunny New Tredegar. TRH met local schoolchildren and residents before joining lessons at White Rose Primary School. Here, The Prince met pupils taking part in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, and The Duchess joined children on the school’s very own radio station, reading a poem by Roald Dahl!📚 Before departing, TRH watched a performance by the White Rose Primary School’s charity choir, Aloud, which aims to encourage self-belief, self-confidence, and helps develop a sense of community. Thank you to everyone who welcomed The Prince and The Duchess to New Tredegar today!
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Cyfarchion o Gymru! 🏴 Yesterday The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall joined a community celebration in Swansea to mark 50 years of Swansea’s city status. 🎉 #Swansea50 The City status was granted in 1969 following HRH's Investiture as Prince of Wales. Under sunny skies, Their Royal Highnesses met local schoolchildren, residents and people from Swansea and across Wales who are involved with TRH’s charities and patronage’s. See our Instagram story for more.
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The Dolau Bran Lunch Club in Llandovery offers a vital community service to older people, who can come and make friends while enjoying a hot meal. Today The Duchess of Cornwall, President of the Royal Voluntary Service, helped the club’s members celebrate its 40th anniversary today! 🎉 Club member Irene is celebrating her 100th birthday this month - The Duchess gave Irene a card and said: “I’m so glad I was able to come here to celebrate with you all.”
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“It has been a great joy today to have the chance to meet so many of those who put so much dedication, experience and expertise into the job of keeping people safe in the community.” The Prince of Wales this morning visited the @swpolice HQ in Bridgend to mark their 50th anniversary. #SWP50 In 1969, the forces of Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Swansea and Cardiff joined together to form one force. HRH met staff, officers and volunteers and toured the Heritage Centre and Public Service Centre where The Prince learned of the technology at the heart of modern-day frontline policing.
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Cyfarchion o Gymru! 🏴 The Prince of Wales arrived in Cardiff today to begin Their Royal Highnesses’ annual week of engagements in Wales. Today’s engagements included a visit to Ty’n-y-Coed Forest, where HRH met horse loggers and heard about their work to promote horse logging as a viable and sustainable option within modern forestry. 🐴 During the visit, HRH handed out The Prince of Wales Trophy to the winner of the Woodland Management Award. HRH also visited a @PrincesTrust call centre, which was set up as a way for young people to get in touch with the Trust and hear more about the opportunities on offer, and attended a regimental memorial service with The Queen’s Dragoon Guards at Llandaff Cathedral. This year celebrates the Regiment’s 60th anniversary. The Prince of Wales has been Colonel-in-Chief of The Queen’s Dragoon Guards since 2003.
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🇨🇦 Wishing all those celebrating in Canada and around the world a very happy #CanadaDay! 🇨🇦 Nous souhaitons à tous ceux qui célèbrent au Canada et dans le monde entier une très belle #FêteDuCanada! 📸 PA
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Nearly 50 years ago, on 1st July 1969, Prince Charles was formally invested with the title of The Prince of Wales by Her Majesty The Queen. Before the Investiture, The Prince spent a term at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, learning to speak Welsh, and after being Invested HRH embarked on a tour of Wales. Since then The Prince has spent a great deal of time in Wales, and in 2007 bought a house in Llandovery called Llwynywermod. Watch the video to see photos of visits to Wales throughout the years and follow the link in our bio to find out more about The Prince’s close relationship with the country. Tomorrow is the start of Their Royal Highnesses’ annual week of engagements in Wales. 🏴
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Today The Queen, joined by The Duke of Rothesay, marked the 20th Anniversary of the Scottish Parliament. #ScotParl20 During a speech, Her Majesty said: “Twenty years on, this chamber continues to be at the centre of Scottish life, as an important forum to engage and unite diverse communities and also a home for passionate debate and discussion." Following the ceremonial proceedings, Her Majesty and HRH met guests at a reception, including young Scots and ‘1st July babies’ - children born on the day of the opening of the Scottish Parliament. #HolyroodWeek2019 See more @theroyalfamily 📸 2 & 5: PA
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Today on #ArmedForcesDay, we recognise the work of the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community - from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. The Prince of Wales is a strong supporter of the Armed Forces and often visits his Regiments and Units in all three UK Armed Services. The Duchess of Cornwall also has her own military appointments and regularly meets servicemen and their families, and presents service medals. Both Their Royal Highnesses are committed to their affiliated Commonwealth military units too. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall carried out 638 official engagements from April 2018 - March 2019, undertaking official visits and meeting people from all walks of life across the UK and beyond. Watch the video in full on IGTV and follow the link in our bio to find out more about Their Royal Highnesses’ year.
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🤝638 official engagements 🌆 82 UK towns visited 🌏14 countries visited ⛪ 2 weddings 👶🏼1 new grandchild From official overseas tours and celebrating charitable achievements to Royal weddings and 70th birthdays, see highlights from a busy year for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Watch the recap of April 2018 - March 2019 and follow the link in our bio to find out more about Their Royal Highnesses’ year.
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Happy Birthday to HRH The Duke of Cambridge, who turns 37 today. #HappyBirthdayHRH 🎂 The Prince of Wales and Prince William play in the garden at Kensington Palace, 1984. 📸 PA
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@007 Today HRH The Prince of Wales toured the #Bond25 sets @pinewoodstudios. The Prince was introduced to cast Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Lashana Lynch and director Cary Joji Fukunaga. On display were two Aston Martin cars, that will feature in the film.
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On the set of the new #Bond25 film at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, The Prince of Wales talks cars with @007 himself, Daniel Craig! The Prince toured the James Bond set today and met cast and crew, including Ralph Fiennes, who plays ‘M’ in the films, and gave The Prince a peek inside his character’s office. HRH also watched a scene being filmed with actors @NaomieHarris and @lashanalynch. 🎥 The new James Bond film, the 25th in the series, is due for release next year. During the visit, The Prince met @britishfilminstitute apprentices who are working on the film. The BFI Film Academy runs 52 academies across the UK, giving young people the opportunity to learn about filmmaking. HRH has been Patron of the @BFI for 40 years.
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Last night at Buckingham Palace, The Prince of Wales presented American designer @ralphlauren with an Honorary Knighthood for Services to Fashion. Honorary decorations are awarded on the advice of the @ukforeignoffice to people who have made a significant contribution to relations between the UK and their own country.
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive with The Queen for the second day of #RoyalAscot. 📸 PA
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The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cambridge arrive at #RoyalAscot. The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and other Members of the Royal Family also attended Royal Ascot today. Each day of the week begins with the Royal Procession, when Her Majesty and the Royal Family arrive along the track in horse-drawn landaus. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the #GarterDay service today at Windsor Castle alongside other Members of the Royal Family. This annual event celebrates the Order of the Garter – the most senior British Order of Chivalry - which dates back to 1348. The Queen is Sovereign of the Garter and several senior Members of the Royal Family, including The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge, make up twenty-five knights chosen in recognition of their work. The Knights are chosen from a variety of backgrounds, in recognition for public service. The King of Spain and The King of the Netherlands also attended this year’s Garter Day, during which they were installed in St. George’s Chapel as Supernumerary, or ‘Stranger’, Knights of the Garter. The Garter Day tradition dates back over 700 years when, in medieval times, King Edward III was inspired by tales of King Arthur and the chivalry of the Knights of the Round Table that he set up his own group of honourable knights, called the Order of the Garter. 📸 Royal Communications / Press Association
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To Dads everywhere, have a wonderful #FathersDay. 📸 Chris Jackson / Getty
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Happy Father’s Day. Prince Charles and Princess Anne play on a seesaw with the help of their father The Duke of Edinburgh while The Queen looks on during a visit to Balmoral in 1957. 📸 PA
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Today, The Duchess of Cornwall attended the final of #500Words at Windsor Castle. The 500 Words competition invites children aged 13 and under, from across the UK, to write an original story using no more than 500 words. 📖 This is the fifth year HRH has supported the competition and this year, in her role as Honorary Judge, The Duchess helped to pick the winning stories. Her Royal Highness is an avid reader and is Patron of several literacy charities, including @booktrust, @beanstalkreads and First Story. 📚Following the final, which was broadcast live on @bbcradio2, HRH had the opportunity to meet participants of this year’s competition. Congratulations to all this year’s winners and runners-up! 🏅
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Tonight The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception for the @elephantfamily masquerade Animal Ball and joined life-size elephant sculptures in the Clarence House garden! 🐘 Their Royal Highnesses are Joint Presidents of @elephantfamily, a charity that works to save the endangered Asian elephant from extinction. Elephant Family was founded by The Duchess’s late brother, Mark Shand. 📸 1: @chrisjacksongetty
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This evening, The Duchess of Cornwall attended the @beesfordevelopment Garden Party in London 🐝 Bees for Development supports people out of poverty through beekeeping and the charity has now worked in more than 50 countries worldwide. During the event, HRH heard more about the charity’s work, met Commonwealth beekeepers and tasted some of their honey 🍯
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The Duchess of Cornwall visited Fulham Palace today to mark the restoration of the Palace and its reopening to the public. The Duchess toured the Palace’s walled garden and walked through the Tudor courtyard, which has been restored using traditional Tudor techniques. Between AD 704 and 1973, Fulham Palace was home to 133 Bishops of London. Catherine of Aragon also lived in the Palace for three years before marrying King Henry VIII and later it was used as an auxiliary military hospital for wounded soldiers during the First World War. 📸 PA
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⬅️ Swipe to see photos of @highgrovegarden from the early days to today 🌱 #Highgrove25 The Prince of Wales moved into Highgrove in 1980 and HRH wanted the garden and the farm to be run on organic principles. 🍃 📸 1: The Rose Pergola was built in 1998 in local Cotswold stone. The oak beams are draped with roses, Wisteria, Clematis and honeysuckle. 📸 2: The Terrace was one of the first gardens created at Highgrove and was designed by The Prince of Wales and Lady Salisbury. It contains plants chosen and planted by HRH. The pepper-pot pavilions, placed at the two corners of the terrace, were also designed by HRH. 📸 3: When The Prince first moved into Highgrove, the Thyme Walk was very sparse. The Golden Yews have now been clipped into geometric shapes and the path is covered with a carpet of Thyme originally planted by HRH.
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This year, The Prince of Wales’s @highgrovegarden is celebrating 25 years of garden tours. 🍃#Highgrove25 To mark the anniversary, over the next few days we will be sharing facts and photos from Highgrove’s history. The proceeds from the tours are given to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund. The Fund was founded in 1979 by HRH and aims to transform lives and build sustainable communities. It supports initiatives such as conservation, health, environment, heritage and youth training projects. 📸 by @chrisjacksongetty
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Happy 98th Birthday to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. 🎉#HappyBirthdayHRH A two-year-old Prince Charles holds The Duke’s hand after greeting his father following his return home from a trip to Malta in 1951. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales, Colonel of the @WelshGuards, arrives at Trooping the Colour alongside his son The Duke of Cambridge, Colonel of the @IrishGuards. The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex travel down the Mall from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade. Today is Her Majesty The Queen’s Official Birthday, which is celebrated in June with the Trooping the Colour parade. Trooping the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years. Follow @theroyalfamily to see more. 📸 PA
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After two @royalbritishlegion Services of Remembrance in Bayeux, The Prince and The Duchess had the opportunity to meet D-Day veterans and others at a reception, which included members of the @queensownrifles, of which Her Royal Highness is Colonel-in-Chief, and those involved with the Normandy Memorial Trust, of which The Prince is Royal Patron. His Royal Highness also met @royaldrawingschool graduate Gideon Summerfield, who has created a series of portraits in honour of D-Day veterans. #DDay75
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Today, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended engagements in Normandy to commemorate #DDay75. On 6th June 1944, allied forces landed on the beaches in Normandy, launching one of the largest military operations in history. To begin, Their Royal Highnesses attended the @royalbritishlegion Service of Remembrance at Bayeux Cathedral. Following this, The Prince and The Duchess attended the British Legion Service of Remembrance at @commonwealthwargraves in Bayeux, where His Royal Highness laid the first wreath at the Cross of Sacrifice. #DDay75
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Today The Queen and The Prince of Wales attended the National Commemorative Event for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness met D-Day veterans and Heads of State, Heads of Government and Representatives of Leaders of the Allied Nations. D-Day is considered one of the largest military operations in history. It included over 5,000 vessels and ships, nearly 11,000 planes and over 130,000 ground troops. Tomorrow The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend #DDay75 events in Normandy.
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Tonight, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a dinner at Winfield House in London hosted by President Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump. #USStateVisit The President proposed a toast to The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Prince of Wales also proposed a toast to the President and the First Lady. Winfield House is the official residence of the Ambassador of the USA. 📸 by @chrisjacksongetty
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Tonight The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the #USStateVisit. Her Majesty The Queen welcomed President Trump and the First Lady, other members of the Royal Family and around 170 guests to the Palace. Her Majesty spoke of the mutual aims and beliefs of the US and the UK, saying: “Tonight we celebrate an alliance that has helped to ensure the safety and prosperity of both our peoples for decades, and which I believe will endure for many years to come.” Follow @theroyalfamily to see more from the State Visit. 📸 PA
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President Trump @realdonaldtrump and the First Lady Melania Trump joined The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for tea at Clarence House this afternoon. #USStateVisit
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall greeted President Trump and Mrs. Melania Trump at Buckingham Palace today at the start of the #USStateVisit. @theroyalfamily The President and the First Lady were then welcomed by Her Majesty The Queen on the West Terrace of Buckingham Palace. Upon arrival a Royal Salute was fired by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Green Park (41 guns) and at the Tower of London by The Honourable Artillery Company (62 guns). The Guard of Honour, found by Nijmegen Company, Grenadier Guards, gave a Royal Salute before the US National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, was played by the Band of the Regiment. The President @realdonaldtrump accompanied by The Prince of Wales, inspected the Guard of Honour watched by The Queen, the First Lady and The Duchess of Cornwall. 📸 1,4 & 5: PA
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Next week, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend events to commemorate #DDay75. On Wednesday 5th June, The Prince of Wales, alongside HM The Queen and other Heads of State, will attend a National Commemorative Event in Portsmouth. The following day, The Prince, joined by The Duchess of Cornwall, will attend two @royalbritishlegion Services of Remembrance in Normandy – one at Bayeux Cathedral and the other at Bayeux Cemetery. After the services, TRH will have the opportunity to meet veterans who fought on D-Day. On 6th June 1944, allied forces landed on the beaches in Normandy, launching Operation Overlord. D-Day is considered one of the largest military operations in history. The photos show The Prince and The Duchess in 2014 during commemorations of the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy. Both Their Royal Highnesses are strong supporters of the Armed Services and meet many regiments and their families at events each year. 📸 PA
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Thank you for the wonderful welcome The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall received in Northern Ireland. Their Royal Highnesses pictured yesterday at a ‘Celebration of Community’ event in Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh. See our highlights for more from #RoyalVisitNI.
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”It’s a particular joy to visit County Wicklow on this occasion and to receive such a warm and friendly welcome” - The Prince of Wales, on Day 1 of #RoyalVisitIreland. Today began at Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre, where The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were welcomed by the President of Ireland and his wife, Mrs Sabina Higgins. Later, The Prince visited @coolplanetexperience, where children were making plastic-free alternatives to water bottles. Cool Planet Experience aim to encourage the people of Ireland to take climate action. Meanwhile, The Duchess visited Bray Women’s Shelter, who provide short term crisis accommodation to women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. 📸 @pa
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Ireland earlier today! 👋 #RoyalVisitIreland will continue tonight and tomorrow. Their Royal Highnesses paused in front of Sugarloaf mountain in @powerscourt_estate this afternoon before joining a reception.
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The Prince of Wales presided over an #Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace yesterday, recognising outstanding achievement and service to the UK. Congratulations to Sir Andy Murray, who was awarded a Knighthood from HRH. 🎾 . Author Sir Philip Pullman also received a Knighthood during the Investiture ceremony - Sir Philip wrote the ‘His Dark Materials’ series of books. 📚 . Karen Kaufman was awarded an #MBE for Services to Children and Families. Over the last 10 years, Karen has worked to improve the lives of young people and families through raising money for charity and providing advice on policy development. . Diana Parkinson co-founded the charity Birth Companions in 1996, which provides practical and emotional support to pregnant women and new mothers in prison. Diana was awarded an #MBE yesterday for her work. 📸 PA
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Today, The Duchess of Cornwall carried out engagements in East Sussex. HRH first visited @charlestontrust to open the restored barns and new galleries, following completion of the Charleston Centenary Project. During the visit, HRH viewed Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant’s ‘Famous Women Dinner Service’, a set of 50 plates depicting famous women throughout history. Next, The Duchess visited @jamies_farm in Lewes to celebrate the charity’s 10th anniversary. HRH has been Patron of Jamie’s Farm since 2014 and has visited 4 of their 5 farms. HRH then joined the East Sussex Women of the Year Lunch, which is made up of 250 women working in voluntary or professional roles in East Sussex. The Duchess has been Honorary Patron of the Lunch since 2011. Finally, The Duchess visited @ridgeviewwineuk , a family run sparkling wine business, which recently won ‘International Winemaker of the Year’, making history as a first for English wine.
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At the @Fortnums Food & Drink Awards in London today, The Prince of Wales was presented with The Special Award in recognition of his commitment to supporting food and farming communities in the UK. As a farmer himself, The Prince is Patron or President of a number of organisations that help to preserve rural communities and protect British agriculture. HRH established @countrysidefund in 2010, a charity that aims to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life. On accepting the award, The Prince of Wales said: “Thank you again for this much-appreciated award. Above all, it will continue to inspire me to hope that we can see a future for this country in concentrating on developing a reputation for the most environmentally-friendly food production system in the world, with products that tell a really good “story”, emphasize the importance of native breeds, support family farms and put soil health and fertility at the centre of the entire process.”
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Today at Buckingham Palace, The Prince of Wales hosted the first of The Queen’s Garden Parties of 2019. The Duchess of Cornwall and The Princess Royal were also in attendance. Each year, over 30,000 people are invited to Garden Parties in recognition of public service in their communities.
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall ended the #RoyalVisitGermany today at Herrmannsdorfer Organic Farm. The Prince toured the farm, visiting the new hives and tasting honey, and The Duchess joined children from the farm’s kindergarten for a pretzel-making workshop! 🥨 The farm is 100% organic and sells its produce locally and in the centre of Munich. . Thank you for a wonderful welcome this week during Their Royal Highnesses visit to Germany. 🇩🇪 . Danke, dass Sie den Prinzen von Wales und die Herzogin von Cornwall diese Woche in Berlin, Leipzig und München so herzlich willkommen geheißen haben! Jetzt geht dieser fantastische königliche Besuch in Deutschland zu Ende.
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“Our visit to Germany this week has been an occasion to celebrate the myriad connections between our two countries and the countless partnerships between our people, which make the most profound difference to both of our economies and our societies. “These ties are not, of course, just between our capital cities, but comprise threads drawn from every corner of our countries.” Read The Prince of Wales’s toast, delivered in German yesterday at the Munich Residenz, by following the link in our bio. #RoyalVisitGermany
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive for a banquet at the Munich Residenz with Dr Markus Söder, Minister-President of Bavaria, and Mrs Karin Baumüller-Söder. #RoyalVisitGermany
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Grüß Gott aus München! The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are welcomed to Munich on day three of #RoyalVisitGermany. Thank you to all those who came out to say hello.
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The Prince and The Duchess spent a final morning in Berlin today, visiting the International Rescue Committee at the Impact Hub. @irceurope assists with the integration of newly arrived refugees in Germany. The IRC works closely with Jobs4Refugees who offer coaching to refugees and employers to help overcome challenges, such as language barriers or failure to recognise international qualification. The Prince of Wales also visited the Barenboim-Said Akademie, which offers degrees in music for talented young people, mostly from the Middle East and North Africa. The intensive course, delivered in English, focuses on humanities & musicology. HRH watched a performance by students and met students whose English has been improved by @britishcouncil training. #RoyalVisitGermany
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The #RoyalVisitGermany continued today in the city of Leipzig, where The Prince and The Duchess were welcomed by crowds of local residents and visitors outside the Old City Hall. TRH signed Leipzig’s Golden Book and visited two churches: St Thomas’s Church and St Nicholas Church, which is the oldest and largest church in the city. St Nicholas Church is known as being a key location in the events of the “Peaceful Revolution”, the events which led to the division of Germany in 1989 and German Unification a year later. Tens of thousands of people marched peacefully from the church through the centre of the city. The Prince of Wales laid a white rose at the memorial column commemorating the Peaceful Revolution.
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“Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, our countries and our people have been through so much together. As we look towards the future, I can only hope that we can also pledge to redouble our commitment to each other and to the ties between us.” The Prince of Wales delivered a speech tonight at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Berlin - follow the link in our bio to read it in full. #RoyalVisitGermany
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall stand in front of Berlin’s famous Brandenburg Gate during the #RoyalVisitGermany today. Thank you to the people of Berlin for such a wonderful welcome! Swipe to see more ⬅️ 📸 1: F. Trang - British Embassy Berlin
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Berlin today for the #RoyalVisitGermany 🇩🇪 Their Royal Highnesses will also visit the cities of Leipzig and Munich during the four-day tour. . Der Prinz von Wales und die Herzogin von Cornwall sind zu Beginn ihres Deutschlandbesuchs heute in Berlin angekommen. Weitere Stationen des Deutschlandbesuchs Ihrer königlichen Hoheiten diese Woche sind Leipzig und München. . The Prince and The Duchess joined a meeting with the Chancellor of Germany, HE Angela Merkel, before being welcomed to Bellevue Palace by Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany. Their Royal Highnesses then paid tribute to Allied forces who flew provisions into Germany during the Berlin blockade imposed by the Soviet Union in 1948 at the Berlin Airlift Memorial. The Prince of Wales laid a commemorative wreath before TRH met Defence Attaches representing the nations involved in the Berlin Airlift. 📸 2,3,4 by F. Trang - British Embassy Berlin
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“We couldn’t be more delighted at the news and we’re looking forward to meeting the baby when we return.” The Prince of Wales on the birth of his new grandson, speaking to well-wishers today in Berlin. @sussexroyal #RoyalVisitGermany
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The Duke of Rothesay was at Dumfries House today to see the results of a live build undertaken by students learning heritage skills with @theprincesfoundation. YouTuber Joe Sugg, who used to work as a thatcher, was also at Dumfries House to find out more about the Traditional Building Skills Programme, run by @theprincesfoundation and @QESTcraft. The programme offers short courses and workshops alongside live training builds at heritage sites across the UK. The Duke of Rothesay viewed the final stages of construction of an outdoor classroom by trainees of the programme. HRH previously met @joe_sugg in May 2018 during a visit to @youtubespacelondon when Joe was taking part in a thatching demonstration – swipe to see HRH join in! ⬅️ Take a look at our Instagram Story for a behind the scenes peek at today’s events.
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A very Happy Birthday to Princess Charlotte, who turns four today. 🎈🎂 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share three new photographs of Princess Charlotte. The photographs were taken in April by The Duchess at Kensington Palace and at their home in Norfolk. @kensingtonroyal
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Today The Duke of Rothesay visited the @castleofmey in Caithness to officially open the refurbished Granary Lodge. @theprincesfoundation has worked to create the Lodge, a new bed and breakfast in the grounds of The Castle of Mey overlooking The North Sea to Orkney. The accommodation will be owned and operated by The Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, of which HRH is President, and profits raised will go towards maintaining and operating the estate as a tourist destination in the North Highlands of Scotland. The castle was the property of The Duke of Rothesay’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, from 1952 to 1996, when Her Majesty gifted it with an endowment to The Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust. The Queen Mother set about renovating and restoring both the castle and its gardens and parklands, which extended to about 30 acres. 📸 PA & @royalcollectiontrust
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The Duchess of Cornwall, Royal Colonel of #4Rifles, today attended a medals parade for the 4th Battalion The Rifles. HRH met members of the Battalion and their families, before presenting medals including the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service. The Duchess has been Royal Colonel of #4Rifles since 2006 and last visited the barracks in July 2018. 4 RIFLES has deployed on five tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, together with numerous other operations and training missions worldwide. During a speech, Her Royal Highness said, “Your teams have been sent to work all over the world making each new deployment a different challenge. Often in arduous terrain and unfamiliar climates, your ability to adapt quickly to cultural and physical demands are an enormous credit to this formidable Battalion.” 📸 PA
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The Duke of Rothesay yesterday carried out engagements in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In Banff HRH toured @vanillainkuk, a Silversmith and Jewellery School. The Duke visited the workshop, viewed silverware being made and heard about Vanilla Ink’s ‘Make in Metal’ programme, which helps young people to develop skills, build confidence and self-esteem through jewellery making. HRH also visited Banff Museum which was founded in 1828 and viewed the Museum’s collection of Banff Silverware before signing the visitors’ book. In the town of Macduff, The Duke met Scouts, Cubs and Beavers who were taking part in art activities. Swipe to see more ⬅️ 📸 PA
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How are you marking #NationalGardeningWeek? 🍃🌻 Follow the link in our bio to explore The Prince of Wales’s gardens at Highgrove through a special @googleartsculture exhibition. 📸 @chrisjacksongetty
On #ANZACDay, we remember members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. During an #ANZACDay Dawn Service last year to mark 100 years since the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, The Prince of Wales paid tribute to those who died, saying: “Let us resolve to continue to fulfil their trust, so that every passing year will only add to the measure of their honour.” Follow @theroyalfamily to see more from today’s ANZAC Day commemorations. 📸 PA
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Happy Birthday to Prince Louis, who turns one today. 🎉 This photograph was taken to mark The Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday last year. 📷 @chrisjacksongetty
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The Prince of Wales has sent a message to The President of Sri Lanka following the attacks on Easter Sunday. “Dear Mr President. My wife and I were utterly horrified and profoundly saddened to hear of the barbaric attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka this Easter Sunday. Such acts of dreadful brutality, wherever they occur, are an appalling assault on our shared humanity, and our values of understanding and compassion. That so many men, women and children should be targeted for their faith, and so cruelly killed and injured in their places of worship on this most holy of days for Christians, is a despicable atrocity and an attack on us all. We did just want you to know how much our hearts go out to everyone who has been so cruelly bereaved or injured, and that all Sri Lankans are in our most special thoughts and prayers as you mourn those you have lost.” . Charles The Prince of Wales
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Happy 93rd birthday to Her Majesty The Queen. #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty #QueensBirthday 📸 PA & Nick Knight
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“Cher Monsieur le Président, our hearts go out to you and the people of France more than you can ever know.” The Prince of Wales has sent a message to The President of France following the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral.
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Just announced: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Germany from 7th-10th May 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ visit is at the request of the British Government and will celebrate the UK-Germany relationship and its enduring importance to both countries. The Prince and The Duchess will visit Berlin, Leipzig and Munich during the four-day tour. Their Royal Highnesses last visited Germany together in 2009. Find out more about #RoyalVisitGermany by following the link in our bio. 📸 PA
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Thank you for your warm wishes on the occasion of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s wedding anniversary. 📸 @alexilubomirski
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were in Northern Ireland today, to reopen Hillsborough Castle following an extensive 5-year renovation. Their Royal Highnesses toured the Castle’s new rooms and gardens, meeting craftspeople, volunteers and staff involved in the project and people already enjoying the new facilities. A Summer House was built in the Walled Garden (3rd 📸) by young craftspeople on the Traditional Building Skills Programme. The programme was delivered by The @theprincesfoundation & The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust as part of The Prince’s Foundation’s ‘7 for 70’ projects for His Royal Highness’s 70th birthday last year.
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“We’re very lucky indeed in this country to have these mountain rescue teams...I know just how hard you all work and how dedicated you all are.” Today, during a day of engagements in Cumbria, The Prince of Wales visited the Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team. The team is entirely volunteer-run and assists in search and rescue organisations in areas across the Lake District. HRH also met Ted, one of the mountain search dogs. 🐶 See our story for more from the Royal visit to Cumbria. ⬆️
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The Duchess of Cornwall last night attended the @olivierawards and presented a Special Award to choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne before meeting winners and nominees backstage. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales has sent a letter to the President of The Republic of Rwanda, @paulkagame, to mark the 25th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Recognised as the International Day of Reflection, April 7 begins the national commemoration period with Kwibuka (Remembrance) and concludes with Liberation Day on July 4, marking the 100-day period in 1994 that resulted in over one million people being so tragically killed. #Kwibuka25
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“For our own survival we desperately need the rest of the Natural World, with which we are intimately inter-connected, but which we have been taught to exploit and dominate as something separate from ourselves. “Education about what we have, what we have destroyed and what can and must be regenerated could not be more timely or more urgently needed. “It has given me great pride to see how both my sons, in different ways, have taken up the cause of restoring the balance of Nature.” The Prince of Wales delivered a speech tonight at the premiere of @netflixuk’s #OurPlanet - a new series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex also attended the premiere to help highlight the threat of climate change and the need for all generations to work together in order to maintain our natural environment. 🌎 Our Planet is available to watch on @netflixuk and @netflix from 5 April. 📸 1 & 2: Press Association
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The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex arrive at the global premiere of "Our Planet" at the Natural History Museum in London – a new series on @netflixuk & @netflix narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Their Royal Highnesses are attending the premiere to highlight the threat of climate change and the need for all generations to work together in order to maintain our natural environment. The Prince of Wales has been an environmental leader for nearly 51 years and is attending the premiere in his capacity as President of @wwf_uk.
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98 recipients travelled to Buckingham Palace today to attend an Investiture – The Prince of Wales presided over today’s ceremony where recipients were recognised for their outstanding achievements. Today’s Investees included @england Manager Gareth Southgate, who collected an #OBE for services to Football. Helen Clarke from Sheffield, collected an #OBE for her work with @Girlguiding and Leslie Tomlinson, also from Sheffield, received an #OBE for his many years working with young people in amateur boxing. Ricki Ashbee #LVO, the former National Executive Director of @dukeofedcanada, and Composer, Artistic Director and Educator Professor Shirley Thompson #OBE were also invested by His Royal Highness. 📸 Press Association
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The Prince of Wales visited the British Muslim Heritage Centre in Manchester yesterday to hear about their education programme and community initiatives. The centre’s mission is to build trust between diverse communities and is for everyone, regardless of faith or background. The centre was given The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018. The Prince of Wales has worked for many years to encourage inter-faith dialogue and greater understanding of different religions, both in Britain and abroad. HRH has undertaken a number of visits to meet communities from a wide variety of faiths. 📸 Press Association
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A new @Instagram channel for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been launched today. @sussexroyal will feature the work and activities of The Duke and Duchess.
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Wishing you a happy Mothering Sunday. #MothersDay The Queen and The Prince of Wales (known as The Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland) attend the Braemar Royal Highland Gathering in September 2018. 📸 PA
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The Band of the Scots Guards perform ‘Caribbean Cameo’ at Guard Change today. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s Spring Tour of the Caribbean has come to an end. The Prince of Wales visited St Lucia and together Their Royal Highnesses attended engagements in Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Cuba and the Cayman Islands. @armyinlondon @theroyalfamily
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The Duchess of Cornwall visited Jasmine Villa Hospice in Grand Cayman today. The hospice is the first of its kind in the Cayman Islands, which provides free compassionate care to anyone in the Cayman Islands living with debilitating or life limiting illnesses. Her Royal Highness toured the building and met with staff and representatives from local charities which are linked to the hospice’s work. #RoyalVisitCayman 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales visited Little Cayman today where HRH heard about the work that @reefresearch is undertaking to discover solutions to declining ocean health. The Prince joined a class of Year 6 pupils from Cayman International School for ‘Reefs Go Live’ – a live link-up to a dive team on the nearby reef. Developed by @reefresearch, ‘Reefs Go Live’ uses virtual live experiences to connect students and the public to real-time coral reef activity. Scientists use high tech masks and streaming equipment to deliver live lessons underwater. #RoyalVisitCayman
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The Prince and The Duchess today visited a paladar, part of the increasingly popular selection of private restaurants in Cuba. #RoyalVisitCuba The Prince of Wales was invited to grind sugar cane in the traditional way - the liquid is used to sweeten drinks. TRH tasted some Cuban dishes, including moro y cristianos, rice made with black beans, and local cheeses.
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The Prince of Wales visits Finca Marta organic farm during the #RoyalVisitCuba. 🌿 Taking a tour with owner Fernando Funes Monzote, HRH hears about how the farm aims to promote organic principles in Cuba. His Royal Highness believes passionately in the advantages of organic farming. 34 years ago, The Prince converted the Duchy Home Farm into a completely organic farming system.
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British music is popular in Cuba and John Lennon Square in #Havana features a statue of the Beatles musician. #RoyalVisitCuba
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In John Lennon Square, #Havana, The Prince and The Duchess meet owners of British classic cars and motorbikes and greet local residents. TRH travelled to the event in a 1953 MG TD. #RoyalVisitCuba 📸 4: PA
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall leave the British Ambassador’s Residence in a 1953 MG TD - Their Royal Highnesses are attending a British classic cars and motorbikes event in Havana. #RoyalVisitCuba
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall tonight joined the President of Cuba for an official welcome dinner at the Palacio de la Revolucion. #RoyalVisitCuba
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall view a performance by students of the Acosta Danza dance school, which was set up by Carlos Acosta to give aspiring young dancers the opportunity to develop their talent. Carlos Acosta danced with the Royal Ballet for 17 years and is due to become Artistic Director of the @bhamroyalballet next year. #RoyalVisitCuba
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To begin day two of #RoyalVisitCuba, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall toured Old Havana on foot, accompanied by local historian Dr. Eusebio Leal. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the city of Havana. TRH’s walk through Old Havana included traditional Cuban music! Swipe ⬅️ to listen. 🎶 The Prince and The Duchess viewed a plaque to commemorate the Royal visit and unveiled a new statue of playwright William Shakespeare.
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in Havana for the #RoyalVisitCuba. 🇨🇺 . El Príncipe de Gales y La Duquesa de Cornualles han llegado a La Habana con motivo de la Visita Real a Cuba. . The José Martí Memorial in Havana pays tribute to the essayist, poet and national hero of Cuba. Their Royal Highnesses attended a wreath laying ceremony before touring the José Martí exhibition. Follow #RoyalVisitCuba throughout the visit for updates.
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Grenada today as TRH’s official tour of the Caribbean continued. The Prince and The Duchess were welcomed by the Prime Minister of Grenada Keith Mitchell and Governor General Dame Cécile La Grenade. See our Instagram story for more from today. #RoyalVisitGrenada
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The #RoyalVisitGrenada gets underway with a colourful welcome to the Carenage! 🇬🇩
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The Prince of Wales’s Commonwealth Scholarships have been created to mark the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth and in recognition of The Prince’s own 70th birthday. Scholarships will be offered to applicants from Commonwealth Nations in subjects HRH’s cares deeply about, including sustainability, climate change and the blue economy. The programme was developed in partnership with the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust. The Prince of Wales announced the news yesterday during the #RoyalVisitStKitts.
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The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex will attend the global premiere of "Our Planet" – a new series on @netflixuk & @netflix narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Their Royal Highnesses will attend the engagement in London on April 4th to help highlight the threat of climate change and the multi-generational dimension required to maintain our natural environment. The Prince of Wales has been an environmental leader for nearly 51 years and is attending the premiere in his capacity as President of WWF UK. The Duke of Edinburgh was previously President of both WWF UK and WWF International. The Duke is now President Emeritus for WWF. Here, The Duke is pictured at the sixth annual World Conservation Lecture in 1986. The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex have long championed conservation and have supported the @queenscanopy project – which was created in The Queen’s name when an appeal was made to all 53 Commonwealth nations to contribute areas of indigenous forest to be preserved to mark Her Majesty's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.
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An incredible welcome for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to St. Kitts and Nevis 🇰🇳 yesterday - swipe to see more! ⬅️ #RoyalVisitStKitts
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Colourful masquerade performers welcomed The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to St. Kitts and Nevis today! #RoyalVisitStKitts 🇰🇳
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Today when visiting the St Vincent Girls’ High School, The Duchess of Cornwall presented The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition certificates to students. #RoyalVisitStVincent
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The Prospect Brighton Mangrove Park is the only remaining white mangrove and coastal forest on mainland St Vincent and provides a habitat for unique wildlife, including the blue land crab and red footed turtle. 🌿 Today The Prince of Wales toured the park and learnt about the conservation work and educational efforts taking place in the area. The park management say they are inspired by a quote from HRH delivered in a speech in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2008: “Forests…are in fact the world’s air-conditioning system…and we are on the verge of switching it off.” #RoyalVisitStVincent
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in St Vincent and The Grenadines for the Royal visit. 🇻🇨 TRH were met at the airport by a Guard of Honour and were greeted by the Governor-General, Sir Frederick Ballantyne, and The Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves. Local schoolchildren and residents had also gathered to say hello. #RoyalVisitStVincent
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Yesterday it was announced that @lionelrichie is the first Global Ambassador and First Chairman of the Global Ambassador Group for @princestrust. Here he talks about how the charity’s work has changed the lives of young people in Barbados. #RoyalVisitBarbados The Prince's Trust International was founded by The Prince of Wales in 2015 to share the successful programmes of @princestrust and reach more young people worldwide. #RoyalVisitBarbados #princestrust
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The Duchess of Cornwall joins students from the Derrick Smith School in Barbados for a Commonwealth Big Lunch, featuring a fantastic cake baked by Culinary Workshop pupils! 🍰 The Big Lunch is an initiative that encourages people to come together to share food and friendship and make new connections - The Duchess is its Patron and has attended Big Lunches on a number of overseas visits. #RoyalVisitBarbados
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall began the #RoyalVisitBarbados this morning and met with Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason at Government House 🇧🇧 TRH signed the official visitors’ book at the residence. The Prince and The Duchess then received an official welcome ceremony at Heroes Square in Bridgetown and said hello to people who gathered to watch the ceremony 👋🏻
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“Llongyfarchiadau” The Prince of Wales has sent a message following the @welshrugbyunion Grand Slam victory in the @sixnationsrugby Championship this weekend. “Following your famous victory and a brilliant performance, I just wanted to congratulate all the team on your marvellous Grand Slam success. Please pass on my warmest wishes to all involved in this tremendous achievement, which made me extremely proud of Wales. Cymru am byth!” The Prince of Wales has long supported the team and hosted a reception in 2008 after Wales won the Six Nations Championship and completed the Grand Slam. The Duke of Cambridge is Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union and attended the match on Saturday. His Royal Highness handed out medals and presented the Championship Trophy to Captain Alun Wyn Jones.
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The Helen Folk Dancers perform under a setting sun in St Lucia today. #RoyalVisitStLucia 🇱🇨 Take a look at our Instagram story for more from The Prince of Wales’s visit, which celebrates 40 years of St. Lucia’s independence.
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“I am delighted to be able to return to St Lucia and to have this opportunity of seeing so many of you once again.” The Prince of Wales arrived in St Lucia today for an official visit to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the country’s independence. 🇱🇨 Attending a special event with people from across the island, The Prince received a Royal Salute and inspected the Guards of Honour before a military parade took place. Swipe to see more ⬅️ HRH’s arrival in St. Lucia marks the beginning of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s 10 day visit to the Caribbean.
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The Prince of Wales has sent a message to the people of New Zealand: “Both my wife and I were utterly horrified to hear of the most barbaric attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, which resulted in the cruel and tragic loss of so many people’s lives. “It is beyond all belief that so many should have been killed and injured at their place of worship and our most special and heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the families and loved ones of those who have lost their lives. “This appalling atrocity is an assault on all of us who cherish religious freedom, tolerance, compassion and community. I know that the people of New Zealand will never allow hate and division to triumph over these things they hold dear. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families, the first responders, the people of Christchurch and all New Zealanders at this most heartbreaking of times.” HRH The Prince of Wales
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Yesterday The Prince of Wales and Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain toured @nationalgallery’s new exibition: ‘#Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light.’ It is the first major exhibition by the Impressionist painter in the UK for over a century and includes portraits and scenes of Spanish life. After viewing the paintings, The Prince, Patron of The National Gallery, and Queen Letizia joined a reception with guests and gallery staff.
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The Prince of Wales presents winner of the @princestrust Mentor of the Year Award to Rahul Mehra during the #PrincesTrustAwards at the London Palladium. The awards recognise outstanding young people from across the UK who have succeeded against hardship with support from the charity. This year marked the launch of the first Prince’s Trust Global Awards which was jointly awarded to Ahmad Aburumman and Nilam Tambe (photo 2) in recognition of their life-changing journeys achieved with support from The Prince’s Trust Group and its international partners. The Prince of Wales set up The Prince’s Trust 42 years ago. The charity has helped over 900,000 young people and supports over 100 more each day.
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This evening The Prince of Wales hosted a dinner at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the work of The Prince’s Trust Group and thank its supporters. At the event HRH met with Prince’s Trust Ambassadors and supporters including Amal and George Clooney, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, @thereallukeevans and @tamsinegertonofficial. The charities within the Group include The Prince’s Trust International, The Prince’s Trust Canada, The Prince’s Trust Australia and The Prince’s Trust New Zealand, all of which were founded by The Prince of Wales and work to expand the successful work of @princestrust beyond the UK. 📸 PA
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This evening, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a #CommonwealthDay reception at Marlborough House in London. Guests include representatives from a number of Commonwealth organisations including members of the Commonwealth Youth Council. Did you know The Prince has visited 45 Commonwealth countries? The Duchess of Cornwall has accompanied HRH on many of these visits since their marriage in 2005. Last year, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, it was announced The Prince will succeed The Queen to become the next Head of the Commonwealth. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive for the #CommonwealthDay service, joining Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family at Westminster Abbey. This year’s Commonwealth Day theme is ‘A Connected Commonwealth’ and celebrates the opportunities made possible as a result of the cooperation between the family of nations. 📸 PA
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It’s official – #spring has arrived! 🌺🌸 The Prince of Wales among this year’s snowdrops at @highgrovegarden. The Royal Gardens are open annually for tours, from April to October. Follow @highgrovegarden to find out more.
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On #IWD2019, The Prince of Wales paid tribute to women making a difference throughout Africa during a reception to mark the launch of @amrefhealthafrica’s 'Health in Her Hands' project. HRH, Patron of charity @amrefhealthafrica, said during the event held today at Clarence House: "It is entirely fitting that today, on #InternationalWomensDay, we should gather to celebrate the women who have devoted their lives to improving the health of their communities. Women play an indispensable role in the health and the future of their families and, by extension, their communities. “The ‘Health in Her Hands’ campaign is a clear demonstration of Amref’s unique approach to development – one that is led by Africa voices, with people telling their own stories, identifying their own needs and developing their own solutions in the pursuit of better health and wellbeing.” This photo was taken during The Prince’s 2007 visit to an AMREF project in Uganda. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales sees the work @PolymateriaLtd scientists are doing to help beat plastic pollution during a visit today. Polymateria is a British business based in White City, London, working on biodegradable technology for single use plastic. The company is developing a new standard in biodegradable and compostable plastics with the aim of advancing science to help nature deal with plastic pollution. Over the years The Prince of Wales has launched different sustainability initiatives aimed at delivering practical outcomes. In 2017, HRH said: “One critical part, as I see it, of the transition towards a circular economy, particularly in relation to plastics, is that of innovation and the need to re-think the way we design products. This would entail moving from a model that encourages a buy, use, throw-away mentality, to one that facilitates re-use, recovery and regeneration.”
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Today The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception at Clarence House with over 100 inspirational women from across the world to celebrate the Women of the World (WOW) Festival. Guests included @cathynewmanc4, @theslumflower, Charlotte Church, and girls from local schools who support the festival. WOW is a global movement that celebrates women and girls and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. The Duchess is President of WOW. The Women of the World Festival was founded in 2010 by Jude Kelly at Southbank Centre in London, and since then has reached over two million people in 17 countries on five continents with more than 65 festivals and events. #wowldn 📸 PA
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The Duchess of Cornwall reads to children from Avondale Park School today as part of #WorldBookDay celebrations 📚 The Duchess is passionate about encouraging a love of reading in children and today met the school’s ‘reading heroes’ and heard about their #WorldBookDay projects. World Book Day organise the world’s biggest annual celebration of children’s books - marked in over 100 countries globally. World Book Day UK reach 15 million children and young people in 45,000 schools in the UK and Ireland every year and this year are encouraging parents to #shareastory with their children for 10 minutes every day.
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“Above all we are friends, we are partners, and we are the closest of neighbours, bound together by everything that we have in common and by just how far we have come together.” The Prince of Wales was speaking tonight at a dinner at the Embassy of Ireland, celebrating UK-Irish relations in the lead up to St Patrick’s Day. For four consecutive years since 2014, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have visited Ireland - Their Royal Highness’ have attended engagements in 15 Irish counties. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales, President of @rcmlondon, presented awards at the college’s annual ceremony today. The Royal College of Music provides musical education and professional training for performers, conductors and composers. HRH also toured the college’s new Performance Hall, which is currently under construction.
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Her Majesty The Queen and The Prince of Wales view the Regalia worn by The Prince at HRH’s Investiture in 1969, including the Investiture Coronet, Sword, Ring and Rod. During the Investiture ceremony, after The Prince of Wales had the coronet and robes placed on him, he pledged his allegiance to The Queen with the words: ‘I, Charles, Prince of Wales do become your liege man of life and limb’. Swipe ⬅️ to see a close up of the coronet.
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Today Her Majesty The Queen hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the 50th anniversary of the Investiture of The Prince of Wales. The reception was attended by The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, and other members of the Royal Family. Prince Charles was created The Prince of Wales aged 9 on July 26th 1958. HRH was formally invested with the title by Her Majesty on July 1st 1969. Guests at the reception included representatives from The Prince’s charities and Patronages in Wales. 📸 2: PA
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🏴 Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus i’n holl ddilynwyr Cymreig. 🏴 Happy #StDavidsDay to all our Welsh followers.
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The Prince of Wales received the new First Minister for Wales, Mark Drakeford, at Llwynywermod in Llandovery on Friday. The meeting took place following a day of engagements in South Wales. 📸 PA
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The skies above Clarence House are a brilliant blue today and the blossom and magnolia trees have flowered. Spring is in the air! 🌼 🌺 Swipe for more photos.
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“I wanted to say how much I admire all the staff and all those who put in so much effort and devotion into looking after everybody...I’m enormously grateful.” The Prince of Wales, Patron of @agecymru, spoke to staff and residents during yesterday’s visit to Plas Bryn Rhosyn Care Home in Neath. See more from the Royal visit to Wales by viewing our Instagram story ⬆️
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The Prince meets Stuart, a former newsdesk editor, during a visit to Plas Bryn Rhosyn Care Home in Neath today. HRH visited the home to meet residents and artists involved in @agecymru’s ‘cARTrefu’ project, which brings arts experiences to residents of care homes in Wales. The project was set up to increase opportunities and improve access to quality arts experiences for care home residents, improve their well-being and provide new avenues for self-expression. The Prince has been Patron of @agecymru since 2010.
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During engagements in Wales today, The Prince of Wales visited Ysgol Cwm Brombil in Port Talbot to meet staff and pupils involved in @princes_trust_cymru’s Achieve programme. The programme helps young people fulfil their potential and gain qualifications through practical learning. HRH tested a remote control car that students had made! 🚘 Over the last year, @princestrust Cymru has supported over 3,000 young people in Wales to help them move into work, education or training.
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“I want to congratulate all the students who were brave enough to take part in this competition...I so enjoyed hearing the two recitations.” The Prince of Wales today presented the Cranmer Awards; a contest organised annually by the Prayer Book Society. School pupils from across the country recite a passage of their choice from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. The book was compiled by Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, and is still used for services in many churches. Did you know the Book of Common Prayer is the source of many words and phrases we still use today? 📖 These include ‘make haste’ and ‘at their wits’ end’. Today’s awards marked the 30th year of the competition - The Prince is Patron of the @prayerbooksociety and presented the prizes at the inaugural Cranmer Awards in 1989. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales presided over an #Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace today, recognising the outstanding achievements of people from across the UK. . Constable Jessica Bullough was presented with The Queen’s Police Medal. Jessica was one of the first responders after the Manchester Arena attack and administered first aid to seriously injured victims and continued to give support and comfort to victims overnight. . Melissa Mead received an #MBE for her work raising awareness of sepsis. Since Melissa’s son, William, passed away from the disease in 2014, she has been working as an Ambassador for @uksepsistrust. . Wing Commander Kevin Gatland from The @royalairforceuk received an #OBE. Kevin was the Project Officer for the #RAF100 flypast last July in celebration of the Centenary of the RAF. . Congratulations to all of today’s recipients! 📸 PA
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The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of @barnardos_uk, visited the charity’s Wellbeing Hub in Ilford today. The Hub supports young carers, care leavers and young people with disabilities. Services on offer include an after school club and day care. The Duchess took over as Patron of Barnardo’s from Her Majesty The Queen in 2016.
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The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of @medicaldetectiondogs, officially opened the charity’s new centre today! 🐶 The charity train bio-detection dogs to identify diseases such as cancer and malaria. They also train medical alert assistance dogs, who assist people with complex health problems such as Type 1 diabetes, PoTS and Addison’s disease. Swipe 👉 to see medical alert assistance dog, Presley, demonstrate detecting the odour of PoTS - a chronic health condition - on handler Helen’s leg. 📷 Clarence House/PA
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The Duchess of Cornwall takes her seat next to @britishvogue’s @edward_enninful at @bethany_williams_london’s fashion show. The Duchess was presenting Williams with the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The QEII Award for British Design was initiated in recognition of the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy. The inaugural award was announced and presented to @RichardQuinn in February 2018, when The Queen made a surprise visit to @LondonFashionWeek. #LFW
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‘She brings ideas and people together and puts change for the good at the heart of her business. So I’m delighted to announce the winner is Bethany Williams.’ The Duchess of Cornwall presents @bethany_williams_london with the London Queen Elizabeth II Award for Design, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen. @bethany_williams_london keeps sustainability and social change at the heart of her business ethos – all of the garments used are 100% sustainable and a portion of the proceeds is returned to charity partners. For her latest collection, Williams made clothes from newspaper waste and recycled denim, and worked with Adelaide House, a women’s shelter in Liverpool. #LFW #LondonFashionWeek Images PA and @clarencehouse.
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The Prince of Wales, Colonel of the @WelshGuards, today presented campaign medals to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards following their return from Afghanistan. HRH presented members of The Prince of Wales’ company with the Operational Service Medal. The Prince has been Colonel of the Welsh Guards since 1975, and at the Trooping the Colour ceremony each year HRH wears the regiment's ceremonial uniform. The @WelshGuards were formed in 1915 by order of King George V and have taken part in almost every British Army campaign since WWI.
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit St Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent and The Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Cuba and The Cayman Islands from 17th March – 29th March 2019. Their Royal Highnesses' visit will highlight the longstanding relationship with these Commonwealth Realms. Their Royal Highnesses will also visit the British Overseas Territory of The Cayman Islands to celebrate its place within the British family. At the request of the British Government, Their Royal Highnesses will also visit Cuba to highlight the growing bilateral relationship with the U.K. and showcase some of the cultural links between the two countries. Their Royal Highnesses will visit 6 countries, 10 islands and 1 Overseas Territory, and undertake 50+ engagements throughout their tour. 📷PA
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Today, The Duchess of Cornwall hosted an event at Buckingham Palace for @ltcfc1928 , a charity which Her Royal Highness has been Patron of since 2010. The Duchess arrived at the Palace in a low emission taxi and was greeted by the charity’s committee and their vehicles. Her Royal Highness then attended a reception to meet drivers who volunteer their time for the charity. The London Taxi Drivers’ Charity for Children (LTCFC) dates back to 1928, when a driver named Mick Cohen, who had grown up in the Norwood Orphanage, recruited 12 drivers to organise an outing and raise money for the Home. Today, the LTCFC are known for organising outings to the seaside and holding exciting events for special needs and disadvantaged children including trips to the theatre and Christmas parties. 📸 Press Association
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‘It was 25 years ago that my mother died as a result of osteoporosis. In fact, she was exactly the same age that I am now. Then it was never discussed, rarely diagnosed and always attributed to old people. I can’t believe 25 years later what I’m seeing now… It’s just incredible what’s happened and I just wish my mother was here today to see what could have been done.’ Today The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception to mark the launch of the @RoyalOsteoSoc. Formerly the National Osteoporosis Society, the charity was given approval for a Royal title by The Queen in September 2018. Osteoporosis is a fragile bone disease that causes debilitating and sometimes fatal fractures. The Duchess, who has been President since 2001, became involved with the charity following the deaths of her mother and grandmother as a result of the condition. Her Royal Highness met with some of the charity’s members, supporters and ambassadors before unveiling the society’s new logo. The Duchess’s visit also marked the launch of the world’s first Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy, which will bring together leading researchers, clinicians and academics to advance knowledge of osteoporosis and develop new medication and treatments. Her Royal Highness met some of those involved in the charity’s cure work programme to hear about its aims and future work. 📸 Press Association
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‘I hope you have the greatest possible success in the future – it isn’t always easy, there are appalling challenges out there. But I hope your experiences here will give you the ability to cope with those challenges – and above all make a real difference to the future of this country, because we are going to rely on so many of you.’ The Prince of Wales made a speech during a visit to Kensington Aldridge Academy today, a secondary school just yards from Grenfell Tower. The Prince met students and staff affected by the fire as well as those who have been supporting the academy in recent months. Read more by following our link in bio.
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Yesterday, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Wirral Women and Children’s Aid on the #RoyalVisitMerseyside The Duchess met staff and people who use the refuge, which provides a place of safety for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Her Royal Highness spent time in the playroom and met service users and their children.
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The Prince of Wales has visited @RoyalOperaHouse, of which HRH is now Patron, since he was a child. 📷 At 7 years old after a watching the Bolshoi Ballet perform at the #ROH with his Grandmother, The Queen Mother, in 1956. 📷 by PA
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Last night, as President of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School, The Prince of Wales attended a special joint performance at the @RoyalOperaHouse. The new #ballet, choreographed by Liam Scarlett (seen in the 1st image), featured Royal Ballet Artists and Students of The @RoyalBalletSchool and was dedicated to His Royal Highness for his 70th Birthday. After watching the performance, The Prince met artists, students and the creative team on stage before attending a reception with guests at the Royal Opera House. 📷PA
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In Merseyside today The Prince of Wales visited the Royal Albert Dock in recognition of its new Royal status ahead of the 175th anniversary of the Dock in 2021. #RoyalVisitMerseyside The Dock was opened in 1846 by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. Royal status was granted by The Queen in 2018 recognising the importance and historical significance of the Dock, a Grade I listed site. The Prince was taken on a tour of the Docks, which included visiting people who run local businesses and seeing the International Slavery Museum. The Prince reopened the regenerated Dock in May 1988 after years of decline and near demolition. Today, His Royal Highness also visited the iconic St George’s Hall where The Prince met Nelson Mandela’s daughter and saw some of Mandela’s drawings which have been donated to the Hall. The Prince then visited the Marie Curie Hospice as Patron of the charity which offers care to people living with a terminal illness.
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In Liverpool today, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the iconic “For All Liverpool’s Liver Birds” which was created by street artist @paulcurtisartwork who met Her Royal Highness on the #royalvisitmerseyside in Jamaica Street, Baltic Triangle. #RoyalVisitMerseyside The Duchess also found out about the Baltic Triangle’s regeneration through young entrepreneurs. 📷 PA Images #forallliverpoolsliverbirds #liverpool #streetart
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Today, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Merseyside. Their Royal Highnesses met The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and his wife Mrs Sabina Higgins at the University of Liverpool to celebrate the long history and relationship between the city and the country of Ireland. The Prince and The President also signed a charter to take on a joint Patronage of the Institute of Irish Studies. The Prince and The Duchess have visited Ireland on many occasions including most recently in June 2018. Their Royal Highnesses also met members of the Irish community at a reception and people in the crowds which had gathered. #RoyalVisitMerseyside
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Today, The Duchess of Cornwall visited St. John’s Angell Town Church of England Primary School to open its new library. The library was created to give pupils access to books and to encourage them to read. HRH gave the library some books to add to their collection, including The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. The Duchess is an avid reader and is keen to promote the benefits of reading to both children and adults alike. During her visit, Her Royal Highness also contributed to a mural in the library, depicting the door into Narnia from ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ 📷 PA
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This evening, The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception to mark the launch of ‘Glorious Grandparents’ at the @Unicorn_Theatre. The initiative aims to encourage its supporters to bring their grandchildren to the theatre. The Unicorn Theatre serves young audiences aged between 2-21, and reaches an average of 70,000 young people and their families each year. Her Royal Highness is a keen supporter of the arts and became Patron of the theatre in 2005. 📷 PA
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Wishing all our followers in New Zealand a very Happy #WaitangiDay! Taken in 2015, during Their Royal Highness’ Tour of New Zealand, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall wear the same korowai (cloaks made of kiwi feathers) that were worn by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh in 1953. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were visiting Kiingi Tuheitia at Turangawaewae marae in Waikato, New Zealand. 📷PA
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The Duchess of Cornwall tests out the @uksupremecourt seal during a tour of the @uksupremecourt today. Their Royal Highnesses were shown the building by Lady Hale. Their Royal Highnesses’ visit marked the Court’s 10 year anniversary. It was officially opened by The Queen in 2009.
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited The Supreme Court to commemorate its 10th anniversary today. @uksupremecourt in London is the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases, and for criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. During their visit, Their Royal Highnesses met all Justices of Court and members of staff.
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The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the Academy Friends, visited the @royalacademyarts this afternoon. 🎨🖌 Her Royal Highness joined children from Roe Green Junior School as they were making prints in an art workshop. The Duchess also joined a life-drawing workshop with Portugal Prints – a collective of London-based artists who provide creative therapy.
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The Duchess of Cornwall tours @hauserwirth’s Somerset gallery during today’s visit to the county. Centred around a core belief in education and sustainability, the gallery has an extensive learning programme for local schools, young people and families. The gallery is currently exhibiting new paintings by Catherine Goodman, Director of the @royaldrawingschool.
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During today’s engagements in Somerset, The Duchess of Cornwall visited Frome Men’s Shed and met people who make use of the community space. 🔨 The shed offers a workspace where people from anywhere in Frome and the surrounding area can work on practical projects with others. The Duchess heard how people can learn new skills, sharing existing ones with others, or work on projects of their own at the shed. The club now has over 120 members, with both men and women using the shed's facilities, and all tools and materials have been donated by the public or local businesses. 📸 PA
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Short-story writing competition #500Words is back with The Duchess of Cornwall as Honorary Judge! ✏️ 📚 This year, the winning entries will be announced at Windsor Castle live on @bbcradio2. 500 Words is an annual creative writing competition which asks children aged 13 and under, up and down the country, to put pen to paper to compose an original work of fiction using no more than 500 words. As a passionate promoter of literacy, this is the fifth year The Duchess has supported the 500 Words competition. Find out more and how to enter by following the link in our bio.
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The Prince of Wales sees some of the shoes made by @gazianogirling, a traditional shoemaker based in Northamptonshire. 👞 Today HRH toured the Gaziano & Girling factory and saw how the company uses traditional handcrafting and manufacturing skills to create both bespoke and ready-to-wear shoes. @gazianogirling opened the factory in 2009; the first shoe factory that has opened in Northamptonshire in over 100 years. 📸 PA
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Today The Prince of Wales carried out engagements in Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. In Coventry, HRH toured @londonevcompany’s Manufacturing Plant and R&D Centre. The company has built the London taxi in Coventry for almost 70 years. HRH saw models spanning from the FX3, released in 1948, to London’s new electric taxi, the TX eCity, which was released in 2018. The Prince also heard about @theprincesfoundation’s plans to restore Drapers’ Hall, a Grade-II listed building which has been empty since the 1990s. Drapers’ Hall will be transformed into a performance venue and a musical education centre for Coventry’s young musicians.
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”In 2017, I was delighted to be able to welcome survivors of the Holocaust and genocide to a special reception at St James’s Palace. While speaking with them, I was struck by the immense courage and dignity of these remarkable people, whose lives had been so brutally uprooted because of the persecution they faced. "I hope most sincerely that as we remember those who perished, and learn from those who survived, we can all work together to ensure that we confront persecution and prejudice with the utmost vigour and prevent such dreadful atrocities from occurring ever again." The Prince of Wales, Patron of @holocaustmemorialdaytrust, has written a foreword for this year’s #HolocaustMemorialDay Commemorative Ceremony programme. Read it in full by following the link in our bio. Photo: The Prince of Wales speaks to Auschwitz survivor Ivor Perl. 📸 PA
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The Duchess of Cornwall met foster carers and children at the Lyndhurst Centre for adoption in Swindon. HRH heard about the work being done by the National @literacy_trust to improve literacy levels. The Trust have partnered with WHSmith to ensure every child taken into care is given book tokens and a notebook. The children had been taking part in craft activities and The Duchess joined in with a singalong before saying goodbye.
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The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the National @literacy_trust, visited Swindon Library! The Trust have made the library their Swindon hub and have been helping to encourage a love of reading in children. The Duchess congratulated the 3 winners of the ‘Lost Words’ poetry competition and listened as Molly read her first place poem. Before leaving, Sebastian gave HRH a helping hand with cutting the first slice of a woodland-themed cake brought by The Duchess.
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The Duchess of Cornwall joined children at a @cleanup_uk litter pick event in Malmesbury, East London, this afternoon, before attending a reception with local residents. Her Royal Highness was welcomed by a litter pick ‘Guard of Honour’! HRH is President of CleanupUK, a charity set up 2007. Its mission is to create stronger, safer and integrated communities through litter picking. At a reception, Her Royal Highness met the Malmesbury Residents Association and members of the local @age_uk lunch club.
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The Duchess of Cornwall today visited Stepney Jewish Community Centre in East London and met members, staff and volunteers. During the visit, HRH met 101 year-old Beattie Orwell (right). Mrs Orwell is the oldest member of the centre and has worked for many years to improve her local area. The Duchess joined members for high tea and learned about how the community group helps its members to remain connected - the centre is celebrating its 80th anniversary, having originally opened in 1938 by Queen Mary.
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The Duchess of Rothesay, President of @osteoporosissoc and Patron of @versusarthritis, today met researchers at the University of Aberdeen who are working to help improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. The Duchess received an update on @uniofaberdeen research and heard about the progress being made to help fight osteoporosis, a cause close to HRH’s heart after losing both her Mother and Grandmother to the disease. 📸 PA
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Today The Duchess of Rothesay, Chancellor of @uniofaberdeen, visited the university and presided over the installation of Principal Professor George Boyne as Vice-Chancellor. HRH also presented an Honorary Degree to Edward Stevenson who worked in the University’s biomedical physics department for 42 years and supported the pioneering team that created the world’s first clinical MRI scanner. The Duchess has served as Chancellor of the University since 2013. 📸 PA
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In 2002, keen gardener The Prince of Wales designed a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in memory of The Queen Mother. Designed in conjunction with Jinny Blom, the ‘Healing Garden’ was awarded the Silver Flora medal in the Best Show Garden category. It was announced today that The Duchess of Cambridge, @the_rhs and landscape architects Davies White will design and build the 2019 RHS Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show to highlight the benefits of the great outdoors. Follow @KensingtonRoyal to find out more. #RHSChelsea 📸 PA
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay visited The Fife Arms in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, to mark the inn’s re-opening. Dating back to 1856, The Fife Arms is located in the village of Braemar, home of the Highland Games. The new inn brings together Scottish heritage, craftsmanship and culture and one of the rooms is decorated with artwork by Gideon Summerfield, a graduate of the @RoyalDrawingSchool. The Duke and Duchess often visit local communities when in residence at Birkhall, their Scottish home.
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Wishing HRH The Duchess of Cambridge a very Happy Birthday 🎂 📸 PA
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Are you #backtoschool or university today? 📚 This photo taken in 1969 shows The Prince of Wales cycling in Cambridge while attending @cambridgeuniversity. 📸 PA
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The Prince Charles, Lord of the Isles (as The Prince of Wales is known when visiting the Western Isles of Scotland), today attended a Centenary Service on the Isle of Lewis to commemorate the loss of HMY Iolaire. His Royal Highness laid a wreath and read a scripture at the service, which remembered the 201 people who died when the Admiralty yacht HMY Iolaire sank on the approach to Stornoway Harbour on 1 January 1919. They were returning home following the end of WW1. Of those known to have died, 174 came from the Isle of Lewis and seven from the Isle of Harris.
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A very Happy New Year to all our followers. 📸 PA
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Thank you for following our posts throughout the year. Here are just some of the highlights from 2018. Happy New Year!
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“Music plays a very important part of my life. My grandmother was wonderfully encouraging.” The Prince of Wales discusses his love of music on @bbcradio3’s ‘Private Passions’ programme. 🎶 Listen now on @bbcsounds and by tuning in to @bbcradio3 on 30th December at 12pm. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales joins The Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and other Members of The Royal Family at the Christmas morning service in Sandringham. Remember you can watch The Queen's Christmas broadcast on TV and online – find out more @theroyalfamily. Happy Christmas!
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Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas from Clarence House. 🎄
Yesterday The Duke of Rothesay surprised guests at Dumfries House in Scotland during a special Christmas tea dance. 🎄 💫 Tea dances are held every three weeks and bring together older members of the local community and people who are at risk of isolation. The event is part of @theprincesfoundation’s Integrated Health and Wellbeing programme at @dumfrieshouse and is run in conjunction with East Ayrshire Council's Vibrant Communities service.
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The Prince of Wales today held Investitures at Buckingham Palace and presented awards in recognition of outstanding service and achievement. Congratulations to boxer @anthony_joshua, who received an #OBE for services to Sport. Anthony is currently a unified world heavyweight champion, holding three of the four major championships in the sport. Paul Zubier was decorated with the George Medal which is awarded for acts of bravery after suffering injuries and attempting to save a woman’s life as she was being attacked by a man with a knife in Finland. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Soprano, became a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour, for Services to Music. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales meets nine-year-old Emily during a visit to Leighterton Primary School in Gloucestershire. HRH today toured the new school building, met pupils and saw some of their creative learning experiences before watching the students perform their nativity play. The village school currently has 78 pupils, aged 4 to 11, across four classes. The Prince of Wales last visited the school in 2007, as part of the school’s centenary celebrations. 📸 PA
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During a series of engagements in Wiltshire today, The Duchess of Cornwall opened @WiltsAirAmbu’s new airbase and met staff and emergency crew. 🚁 The charity’s aspiration is to become a world-class centre for training and delivery of critical care in order to continue to deliver the highest standards to patients. In May 2018, the charity moved into a new purpose-built airbase which brings together the operational, fundraising and administrative teams on to one site. During the visit, HRH presented Colin Smith, 78, from Chippenham, with an award from the Association of Air Ambulances. Colin is the charity’s longest-serving volunteer at 19 years’ service and has travelled over 40,000 miles across Wiltshire to help increase the number of charity tins from 50 to 1,000. 📸 PA
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Here is a closer look at the photograph that featured on The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s Christmas card this year. The photograph was taken by Hugo Burnand in the garden of Clarence House this summer.
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Here is this year’s official Christmas card from The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. 🎄 The photograph was taken by Hugo Burnand in the garden of Clarence House this summer. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales today presided over Investitures at Buckingham Palace, recognising the achievements and services of people from all walks of life. Professor Lubaina Himid received a #CBE for Services to Art. Lubaina won the Turner Prize in 2017. Lynne Jones received an MBE for services to Community Flood Resilience. Lynne has been a leading figure within the community in Keswick, Cumbria, following the flooding that took place in January 2005. Following the flooding, Lynne worked to ensure that new flood defences were delivered in Keswick. Keira Knightley received an #OBE for Services to Drama and Charity. Keira is an actress and has worked with and supported charities including Water Aid and Oxfam. Former cricketer Steven Elworthy was awarded an #MBE for Services to Cricket. Steven played a key role in the delivery and staging of global cricketing events including the ICC Champions Trophy. 📸 PA
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The Duchess of Cornwall today attended a Carol Concert in support of @thebrookecharity, an organisation working around the world to improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules, and the people who depend on them. 🐴 The Duchess has been President of @thebrookecharity since 2006 and has visited the charity’s work in Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and India. 📸 PA
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Thank you to all the organisations, community groups, representatives from businesses and @PrincesTrust Ambassadors who attended the roundtable discussion on youth violent crime today. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Sussex joined a @princestrust roundtable event at Clarence House today to discuss youth violent crime and the ways in which it can be reduced. The discussion was part of the Trust’s work to help disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. Families who have been affected by violent crime attended the discussion alongside @PrincesTrust Ambassadors, community groups and practitioners.
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At Cardiff’s @cityhospice today, The Prince of Wales met with patients, staff and families. The hospice supports terminally ill people and their families and has a number of volunteers who help out. The volunteers include gardeners, a counselling team and those who provide complementary therapies. HRH said: “What a great joy it is to come back to the City Hospice...I’m so pleased to hear it’s all been working so well and has made such a difference to so many patients and their families.” The Prince has been Patron of @CityHospice since 1998.
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The Prince of Wales has been carrying out engagements in Cardiff today 🏴 The Prince arrived at Cardiff Railway Station this morning on the Royal train, pulled by a steam engine. 🚂 HRH was given a commemorative artwork of the steam engine, which was manufactured 70 years ago. Swipe ⬅️ to see the steam train, Clan Line 35028, arrive at Cardiff Railway Station.
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Today The Prince of Wales visited the @britishfilminstitute at London’s Southbank to celebrate 40 years as the institute’s Patron. During the visit, HRH met BFI Film Academy Alumni and British film talent, including actor @twhiddleston. 📸 PA
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At Clarence House today, a very special festive event took place 🎄 The Duchess of Cornwall invited children who are supported by @helenanddouglashouse and Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity to help decorate the Christmas tree, have lunch and meet reindeers Dancer and Blitzen! Her Royal Highness is Patron of both charities, which care for children with life-limiting conditions and provide support for their families. This is the 13th year children have been invited to Clarence House to help decorate the tree with The Duchess.
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The Duchess of Cornwall today attended the annual #ICAPCharityDay in support of @thesilverlineuk, of which HRH is Patron. The #ICAPCharityDay donates all revenues and commissions for one day’s trading to a selected group of charities around the world. Now in its 26th year, the day has supported more than 2,300 charities worldwide. @thesilverlineuk was set up by Dame Esther Rantzen and supports isolated older people by offering 24/7 advice, friendship or just a confidential chat. The helpline has taken over 2.2 million calls since it was set up five years ago. Today The Duchess and Dame Esther cut a cake to mark the helpline’s fifth birthday.
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This evening The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall welcomed Ambassadors and High Commissioners to Buckingham Palace for the annual Diplomatic Reception. 📸 Press Association
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“In recent years, I have had the great privilege of meeting so many Christians who, with such inspiring faith and courage, are battling oppression and persecution, or who have fled to escape it,” The Prince of Wales said at Westminster Abbey tonight. HRH is this evening attending a service to celebrate the contribution of Christians in the Middle East. The service is being attended by over 1,000 people and includes congregations from Coptic Orthodox Church Centre, Syriac Catholic Church and Iraqi Chaldean Catholic Church, all of whom have been visited by The Prince in recent years. “Time and again I have been deeply humbled and profoundly moved by the extraordinary grace and capacity for forgiveness that I have seen in those who have suffered so much," HRH also said. The Prince of Wales has worked for many years to encourage inter-faith dialogue and a greater understanding of different religions in Britain and abroad.
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Wishing our Scottish followers a Happy #StAndrewsDay. 🏴 📸 PA
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What a wonderful welcome from the residents of Ely today 👋🏻
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are today carrying out engagements in Cambridgeshire. In the city of Ely, The Prince visited the @stainedglassmuseum, which is located inside Ely Cathedral. HRH, who is the museum’s Patron, viewed the expanding collection of stained glass, which has grown considerably since his last visit in 2000.
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall tonight attended an event to mark the centenary of Australia House. The Prince of Wales’s Great-Grandfather King George V laid the building’s first foundation stone in 1913 but it was not until 1918 that the building officially opened. Tonight TRH signed the same visitors’ book that was signed by George V 100 years ago. Australia House, located on the Strand in London, provides a home for diplomatic, defence and trade workers.
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The Duchess of Cornwall today hosted a reception for winners of the @cwessaycomp at Buckingham Palace on behalf of The Queen. Here HRH presents winner Zahra Hussain from Pakistan with her certificate for winning the senior category for her essay ‘Hues of Red’. 📖 The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, founded in 1883 to promote literacy, expression and creativity among young people throughout the #Commonwealth. The Duchess of Cornwall is Vice-Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society. 📸 PA
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The Duchess of Cornwall tonight attended a fashion show by @julienmacdonald in support of the National Osteoporosis Society. The charity is dedicated to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. The Duchess became Patron of @osteoporosissoc in 1997, her first official Patronage, before being made President of the charity in 2001. Championing the charity’s work is a role very close to HRH’s heart, after losing both her Mother and Grandmother to the disease. The event tonight will raise funds to help support @osteoporosissoc’s work. 📸 PA
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Today, The Prince of Wales held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace at which he met honours recipients and presented them with their insignia – or badges – marking their achievement. Recipients included Actor Hugh Laurie was awarded a CBE for services to drama. Sir Ben Helfgott received a Knighthood for services to Holocaust Remembrance and Education. The Polish-born British Holocaust survivor and former champion weightlifter is one of two Jewish athletes to have competed in the Olympics after surviving the Holocaust. Rugby Union player Rory Best - currently the Captain of Ireland's national team - was awarded an OBE for his services to rugby. Dr Susan Martin was awarded an MBE for services to Mental Health Welfare and the community in Liverpool. She has been a foster parent for over 20 years where she has fostered over 40 children and teenagers. She also set up a drop-in centre for those with mental health difficulties. Louise Wallwein is a Poet, Playwright and Spoken Word Performer and received an MBE for services to Music. Louise was brought up in various different children’s homes and wrote her first play at the age of 17. Former Police Officer and sweet shop owner, Keith Tordoff was awarded an MBE for services to business and the community in North Yorkshire. Upon retirement he bought the “Oldest Sweet Shop” in England and over the last 25 years he has developed the business into a British iconic brand. 📸 Press Association.
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Today The Prince of Wales visited the @royalcollegeofart in Battersea, London, to tour the school and meet students and staff. The Prince is Royal Visitor of the college, taking over from his father The Duke of Edinburgh who had the role for 50 years. The Royal College of Art was founded in 1837 and offers postgraduate degrees in art and design. Take a look at the Instagram story for more ⬆️
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Actor @tomhardy received a #CBE for Services to Drama from The Prince of Wales today during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Tom Hardy is an Ambassador of the @princestrust. 📷 PA
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The Prince of Wales today presided over Investitures at Buckingham Palace and presented awards to people in recognition of outstanding achievement and service to the UK. Carol Chorley received an MBE for voluntary service to the community after 30 years service of working for the @royalbritishlegion. Sir Kenneth Dalglish received a Knighthood for Services to Football, to Charity and to the City of Liverpool. @graceladoja received an MBE for Services to Music. @iamjermaindefoe received an OBE for Services to Charity. The Jermain Defoe Foundation supports vulnerable children in the Caribbean and the UK. Congratulations to all those who received awards. 📷 PA
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House this evening before departing for The Prince’s 70th birthday event at Buckingham Palace. The photograph was taken by @chrisjacksongetty. 📸
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Thank you for all your birthday wishes for The Prince of Wales 🎂
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A new @googleartsculture exhibition explores the life and work of The Prince of Wales as supporter of heritage and the arts. See HRH’s own artworks in high resolution and take a walk through Clarence House with this special online exhibition - follow the link in bio #GoogleArts
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“Yet even as we grow older, the countryside that is such a special part of our lives somehow manages to adapt to the march of time, changing with generations as much with the seasons.” Released today, this week’s issue of @countrylifemagazine has been guest edited by The Prince of Wales to celebrate his 70th birthday. The magazine includes contributions from The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke of Cambridge.
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Happy 70th birthday to HRH The Prince of Wales. 🎈
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The Prince of Wales with his family in the garden of Clarence House. The photo was taken by @ChrisJacksonGetty to mark The Prince’s 70th birthday.
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Two new photographs of The Prince of Wales and his family have been released to celebrate HRH’s 70th birthday. The photos were taken by @chrisjacksongetty in the garden of Clarence House.
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The Prince of Wales, Colonel of the Welsh Guards, attends a service at the Guards’ Chapel on #RemembranceSunday. 📸 PA
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The Duchess of Cornwall joins The Queen and The Duchess of Cambridge on the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to watch the #RemembranceSunday Service. Later, The Prince and Duchess will attend a Service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey. #WeWillRememberThem #LestWeForget 📷 PA
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At today’s National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, The Prince of Wales lays The Queen’s Wreath, followed by his own. “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, #WeWillRememberThem” 📷 Crown Copyright 2018
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall join The Queen and other members of @theroyalfamily for this evening’s @royalbritishlegions’s Festival of Remembrance. The festival is a chance to thank all those who served, and those who sacrificed their lives. #WeWillRememberThem
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New stamps have been released to mark The Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday. The selection of six stamps includes this portrait of The Prince with his sons The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex. @royalmailofficial
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Thank You Nigeria for such a wonderful welcome. You do well! #RoyalVisitNigeria 🇳🇬
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For the last engagement in West Africa, His Royal Highness joined a roundtable discussion on peacebuilding and interfaith relations. #RoyalVisitNigeria 🇳🇬 The Prince then spoke to young peace ambassadors, Ahmed Baba, Yenne Yusuf Emobarsa and Pam David Yanga. A Youth Peace Camp is held four times a year bringing together 600 youths of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds. This programme is run by the Insitute for Governance and Social Research (IGSR) and since 2010, IGSR has trained approximately 10,000 youths from the 6 LGAs in the Northern Senatorial Zone of Plateau state.
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The Prince then visited the Botanical Gardens in Abuja to find out more about rural livelihoods in Nigeria. His Royal Highness met people from farming communities to see how DFID programmes are helping them to trade. #RoyalVisitNigeria 🇳🇬 PropCom Mai-karfi is a market systems development programme, funded by DFID which seeks ways to make northern Nigeria’s rural markets work. It would normally take this community four days to harvest, but with the help of machines it can be done more efficiently. His Royal Highness joined a discussion on the challenges of poultry rearing in Nigeria and the production of a cereal crop, Fonio, locally known as Acha. #RoyalVisitNigeria 🇳🇬 Acha production, which is dominated by women, is on the decline. This is partly a result of the drudgery involved in the manual processing of these small grains. Finally, His Royal Highness discussed WaterAid programmes with Ms. ChiChi Okoye, Country Director @wateraid and her staff.
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This morning The Prince of Wales has visited the Commonwealth War Graves in Abuja on the final day of the #RoyalVisitNigeria 🇳🇬 This year is the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War and members of the Royal Family are honouring people around the Commonwealth who have sacrificed their lives in conflict. #Armistice100 The last post was played this morning and The Prince laid a wreath.
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His Royal Highness also attended a @britishcouncil event in Lagos meeting entrepreneurs from the world of fashion, music and art. The Prince met various young people including @abuchi_peter_ugwu @mi_abaga, @dareydarey, @bezidakula, @officialwaje, @douglasjekan, @vzhun @obiasika, @mreazi @chocboss, @adesuaetomi and @ritadominic @lagosfashionweekofficial #royalvisitnigeria 🇳🇬
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Yesterday The Prince of Wales started his day in Lagos at the Naval Berths. HRH was met by the commanding officer, Andrew Zidon, trained at the Britannia Royal Naval College. The Prince of Wales is Admiral of the Fleet and he met The British Military Training and Advisory Team, and Nigerians who are being trained in the Joint Maritime security training centre in Lagos. The Prince saw a training exercise and then was presented with a cake for his upcoming birthday. #RoyalVisitNigeria 🇳🇬
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To mark The Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday, a new @bbc documentary follows a year in the life of HRH, both at work and at home. Watch ‘Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70’ tonight at 9PM on @bbcone. Find out more about The Prince of Wales, who turns 70 on 14th November, by following the link in bio.
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His Royal Highnesses met many people from the worlds of art, music and culture, at a reception in Lagos including: Talkshow host - @moabudu Presenter @denolagrey @skeptagram Manager @graceladoja Nollywood actor @ritadominic Actress @omonioboli #RoyalVisitNigeria 🇳🇬
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Today The Prince of Wales travelled to Lagos for a day of engagements as the #RoyalVisitNigeria 🇳🇬 continues. The Prince met many guests including supermodel Naomi Campbell, who supports Lagos Fashion Week, at the British Residence.
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“Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, my wife and I have greatly enjoyed the chance to speak to many of you this evening and I much look forward over these next two days to renewing my acquaintance with one of the most important countries in Africa and the Commonwealth. Naija No Dey Carry Last!” The Prince of Wales gave a speech last night at the British High Commissioner’s residence. #royalvisitnigeria Nigeria 🇳🇬
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Yesterday in Nigeria, The Duchess of Cornwall met children taking part in a literary workshop at the Salamander Café in Abuja. #RoyalVisitNigeria 🇳🇬 The essay workshop in Abuja is the first in a series of events to encourage children to participate in The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Prize. Nigerian and British authors who are part of Abuja Literary Society read out some of their work. The Abuja Literary Society is a highly regarded group comprising many well-known literary minds, including published authors like Chinere Obo Obasi, Denja Abdullahi, Theresa Ameh as well as amateur and budding writers.
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Yesterday The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Nigeria for the final leg of their Royal Visit to West Africa. Their Royal Highnesses arrived to a ceremonial welcome and then met President Buhari. The Duchess then visited a literary project and a Women of the World event, whilst The Prince met traditional rulers. Their Royal Highness also attended a reception meeting guests including documentary maker @bolanle and women’s advocate @toyinsaraki The Prince also gave a speech. At the end of the speech guests cheered as he said: Naija No Dey Carry Last! (Nigeria always wins) #RoyalVisitNigeria 🇳🇬
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During the day Their Royal Highnesses attended several engagements. The Duchess launched the Commonwealth Essay Competition in Ghana alongside Vogue editor Edward Enninful and HRH also visited a school for a Commonwealth Big Lunch. The Prince joined roundtables on sustainability and the environment, including around the cocoa industry and the issues of ocean plastics in Ghana. Finally Their Royal Highnesses were hosted in a State Dinner by The President of Ghana. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭
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“It is clear to me that the Commonwealth remains as vital today, as it has ever been. It brings us together, building bridges between our governments and our people,” The Prince of Wales. Yesterday, The Prince of Wales gave a speech about the Commonwealth, on the #RoyalVisitGhana which you can read in full by clicking on our link in bio. The Prince also talked about “the appalling atrocity of the slave trade” following his visit to Osu Castle and paid tribute to the ”proud son of Ghana, Mr. Kofi Annan.” #commonwealth #royalvisitghana🇬🇭
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall met @edward_enninful who is from Ghana and is editor of @britishvogue at the State Dinner last night. A fashion show was held showcasing the best of Kente fashion. And The Prince received The Order of the Star of Ghana. The President invited The Duchess to dance, and The Prince danced with the First Lady. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭
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🎶 Last night at the State Dinner in Ghana Their Royal Highnesses took to the dance floor for a dance with The President and The First Lady. 🎶 #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭
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The Prince also went to the university to plant a tree and inaugurate ‘The Prince of Wales Park’. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭 The Duke of Edinburgh visited K.N.U.S.T. in 1959 when he opened the Queen Elizabeth II Hall. In 1959 The President also visited The Queen and a young Prince Charles at Balmoral. The Prince met some of the students and supporters at the park before unveiling a plaque. The Prince also visited the new Kumasi Market and met the “Queen Mothers” of the market, who represent the 10,000 people who trade there. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭 HRH met Ghanaian entrepreneurs who have been supported by the Department for International Development’s SME Programme Enhancing Growth in New Enterprise (ENGINE). People working in the old market will be able to move into the new one soon.
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The Duchess visited the National Cultural Centre accompanied by Lady Julia. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭 The National Cultural Centre in Kumasi is the home of local arts and craft making. It was founded in 1956 with the aim to collect, preserve and restore artefacts of historical and ethnographical importance. The Duchess also visited the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Tehnology (K.N.U.S.T.) Literacy and Essay Prize Event where Her Royal Highness joined a number of children’s reading circles. The university was named after President Kwame Nkrumah, the first Prime Minister and President of Ghana. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭 📷 PA Images
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His Royal Highness visited a cocoa farm where he was introduced to the Chief of Kona, Nana Konadu Yiadom Kumanin IV. He was presented with this portrait, painted by a local artist. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭 Accompanied by the farm owner, Mr. Agyin Brefo, His Royal Highness takes a tour of the farm to see production and post-production of cocoa. In March 2017 HRH the Prince of Wales launched the Cocoa and Forests Initiative (CFI). Under the CFI, 34 international chocolate and cocoa companies committed to ending deforestation caused by cocoa growing. Ghana is currently the second largest global cocoa producer accounting for 20% of global production.
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Their Royal Highnesses attended the Akwasidae Festival and Durbar hosted by the Asantehene. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭
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Yesterday The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall spent a further day in Ghana, visiting Kumasi and meeting The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II (absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Ashanti). #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭 The Asantehene has a long standing relationship with the British Monarchy, having met The Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2000. The Prince of Wales previously met the Asantehene in Glasgow where they both received honorary degrees. The Duchess received some beautiful Kente robes from Lady Julia.
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The Prince of Wales today met the Okyenhene. Okyenhene is the title of the King of Akyem Abuakwa, an ancient kingdom in the Eastern Region of Ghana. During a visit by HRH The Prince Edward, Prince of Wales to Ghana in 1925, The Okyehene leant HRH his ceremonial umbrella during a tropical downpour. The Prince of Wales, today gave the current Okyehene a new umbrella during their meeting. “I was so amused that he went off with your umbrella HRH said.” RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭
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The Prince and The Duchess view a mural of Kofi Annan, Ghanaian and former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. They also met young children who performed and a 9-year-old DJ from Ghana. @djswitchghana, as well as local artists and people who help other young people in the community. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭