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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
26,553 Likes | 16 days ago | 177
Are you #backtoschool or university today? 📚 This photo taken in 1969 shows The Prince of Wales cycling in Cambridge while attending @cambridgeuniversity. 📸 PA
14,705 Likes | 22 days ago | 92
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
17,071 Likes | 23 days ago | 276
Thank you for following our posts throughout the year. Here are just some of the highlights from 2018. Happy New Year!
16,402 Likes | 28 days ago | 57
“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
51,971 Likes | 29 days ago | 371
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!
32,197 Likes | 29 days ago | 215
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.
10,717 Likes | 34 days ago | 60
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
8,985 Likes | 40 days ago | 99
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
11,385 Likes | 41 days ago | 67
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
12,697 Likes | 42 days ago | 78
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
8,432 Likes | 42 days ago | 47
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.
7,372 Likes | 49 days ago | 47
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.
9,961 Likes | 49 days ago | 89
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
11,026 Likes | 50 days ago | 117
“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
6,309 Likes | 75 days ago | 117
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🇬🇭
5,094 Likes | 78 days ago | 29
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 🇬🇭
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His Royal Highness joined in a wonderful performance in Accra today... this little musical instrument is called a Calabash. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭
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The Prince of Wales stands in the “Door of No Return”. People would walk through the door and to the seashore, before being taken away as slaves on boats. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭 Christiansborg (or Osu) Castle was built by the Swedes in 1652 and a stone Fort was built in 1661 for the King of Denmark. Over time it was sold and occupied by several nations including the Portuguese, the British and then by a chief from Akwamu. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭
5,218 Likes | 81 days ago | 39
Tonight Their Royal Highnesses attended The British High Commission reception - which celebrated the close relationship the UK has with Ghana but was also held in celebration of The Prince’s 70th birthday this month. Their Royal Highnesses met many guests, who sang Happy Birthday to The Prince and presented him with a huge cake. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭
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Their Royal Highnesses visited the Commonwealth War Graves and were joined by The Earl of Wessex who is visiting Ghana as part of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭 Wreaths were laid by Their Royal Highnesses, The President and The First Lady. Her Royal Highness laid three posies to honour Commonwealth countries including Ghana. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭
6,932 Likes | 81 days ago | 41
Their Royal Highnesses have arrived in Ghana for Day 3 of the West Africa tour. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭 The Prince and The Duchess attended a Welcome Ceremony at Jubilee House where they met The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. The Queen visited Ghana in 1961 and 1999. The Prince of Wales's last official visit was in March 1977 and today HRH saw an exhibition of photos from his time here. This will be The Duchess of Cornwall's first visit to Ghana.
11,870 Likes | 82 days ago | 92
Tonight President Barrow of The Gambia hosted a State Dinner for The Prince and The Duchess. In a speech The Prince recalled The Queen’s visit to The Gambia in 1961. “I remember quite clearly The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh returning from their own visit to The Gambia in 1961, when I was just thirteen, and telling me how much they had enjoyed their time here. “I remember seeing some of the photographs that my Father had somehow managed to take with his miniature Minox camera and thinking how marvellous it would be to visit myself one day. “Little did I know that it would take me nearly fifty-seven years to get here! Having enjoyed our visit as we have, all I can say, however, is that it has been well worth the wait!” #RoyalVisitTheGambia 🇬🇲
6,654 Likes | 82 days ago | 41
Their Royal Highnesses visited the Commonwealth War Graves in The Gambia this afternoon to remember all those who have lost their lives or served in conflict. #armistice100 The Prince laid a wreath and TRH signed the visitors book. Earlier in the day The Prince visited the Medical Research Council (M.R.C) Facility, which is part of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, met junior soldiers at the Gambian Armed Forces Training School and joined a roundtable discussion on eco-tourism and sustainable business. #RoyalVisitTheGambia 🇬🇲
6,931 Likes | 82 days ago | 86
The Duchess of Cornwall today visited St Therese’s School in Banjul and met young girls who had entered the Commonwealth Essay Prize competition. Her Royal Highness heard one of the girl’s essays, opened the new school library and saw a performance from Grade 9 children from the "Tuseme Club", developed through a writing course. HRH attended a Commonwealth Big Lunch and met people from around The Gambia, including young female entrepreneurs. At the lunch she presented a “Points of Light Award” to Omar Badjie in recognition of his voluntary service. These awards have been made by The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, to thank inspirational volunteers across the 53 Commonwealth Nations for the difference they are making in their communities. #RoyalVisitTheGambia 🇬🇲
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The Prince gave two speeches today. In the first he talked about the wonderful welcome Their Royal Highnesses had received. “As-salaam Alaykum, (Peace Be upon you) Na-ngen-deff , Al-beh-Njaadi, Ta-na-la, Ka-suu-mei, (How are you,” - The Prince of Wales. “ Although we only arrived here yesterday evening, from the warmth and generosity of the welcome we have received it is already clear to us why your country is known so affectionately, the world over, as the Smiling Coast.” In the second speech, at a State Dinner hosted by The President, The Prince talked about the relationship between the UK and The Gambia and how it; “can play a vital role in defending our Commonwealth values of democracy, tolerance, human rights and the Rule of Law.” #RoyalVisitTheGambia 🇬🇲
4,550 Likes | 82 days ago | 20
Today Their Royal Highnesses continued their official visit to The Gambia. This morning they were received by President Barrow and attended an official welcome ceremony at the State House. Schoolchildren excitedly welcomed The Prince and The Duchess and President Barrow gave a speech saying: “We are truly honoured ... for us it is an indication of the true love Your Royal Highnesses have for this country.” #RoyalVisitTheGambia 🇬🇲
8,149 Likes | 83 days ago | 60
Yesterday The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall embarked of a Royal Tour in Africa. Starting today in The Gambia, Their Royal Highnesses will visit Ghana and Nigeria. TRH were greeted upon arrival by the President of The Gambia and watched a cultural performance at the airport. Then they attended a reception to meet representatives from the Chevening and Commonwealth Scholarships Alumni. 📷 1-4: PA Images #RoyalVisitTheGambia 🇬🇲#RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭#RoyalVisitNigeria 🇳🇬
1,295 Likes | 83 days ago | 6
Yesterday The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall embarked of a Royal Tour in Africa. Starting today in The Gambia, Their Royal Highnesses will visit Ghana and Nigeria. TRH were greeted upon arrival by the President of The Gambia and watched a cultural performance at the airport. Then they attended a reception to meet representatives from the Chevening and Commonwealth Scholarships Alumni. #RoyalVisitTheGambia 🇬🇲#RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭#RoyalVisitNigeria 🇳🇬
16,549 Likes | 85 days ago | 373
“As my wife and I prepare to embark on our upcoming tour of The Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria, I did just want to take this opportunity to send you all our special greetings and to say just how much we are looking forward to meeting so many of you.” Tomorrow The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive in The Gambia for the start of the Royal visit to West Africa. Listen to The Prince speak about how much he is looking forward to #RoyalVisitTheGambia 🇬🇲, #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭 and #RoyalVisitNigeria 🇳🇬 by following the link in our bio.
17,936 Likes | 89 days ago | 138
Did you know The Prince of Wales played the cello while an undergraduate at Cambridge University? HRH also played piano and trumpet while at school.🎶 Last night The Prince and The Duchess attended a Gala Concert to mark HRH’s 70th Birthday and recognise his commitment and patronage of the arts. Take a look at our Instagram story to see more. 📸 Royal Collection Trust
10,684 Likes | 89 days ago | 25
Last night The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a Gala Concert at Buckingham Palace to mark The Prince’s 70th Birthday and recognise his commitment and patronage of the arts. The Prince is President or Patron of more than 70 art organisations, including @thersc and @royaloperahouse. HRH also set up charity @childrenandarts to increase access to the arts for young people who might not otherwise have the opportunity. Take a look at our Instagram story to see more! 🎭
5,351 Likes | 90 days ago | 31
The Prince of Wales visited the @ldn_ambulance HQ today – the largest and busiest ambulance service in the UK. Last year alone, @ldn_ambulance answered 1.9 million 999 calls and attended 1.2 million incidents. The Prince of Wales met staff from across the organisation, including call handlers, dispatchers, clinical and support staff – and found out more about their new response team dedicated to patients with mental health problems.
7,340 Likes | 91 days ago | 52
@tiniegram shares a joke with The Duchess of Cornwall at today’s reception. The event brought together British West Africans ahead of #RoyalVisitTheGambia, #RoyalVisitGhana & #RoyalVisitNigeria.
7,351 Likes | 91 days ago | 48
Ahead of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to The Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria, Their Royal Highnesses today hosted a reception for British West Africans from areas including media, sport, fashion, the arts, education and charity. 🇬🇲 🇬🇭 🇳🇬 TRH were introduced to models showcasing stunning designs by @ekiorleans and @nkwo_official as #LagosFashionWeek begins in Nigeria today.
22,773 Likes | 92 days ago | 150
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall - alongside The Queen - welcome The King and Queen of The Netherlands to Buckingham Palace for a State Banquet held in their honour this evening. #NetherlandsStateVisit
24,767 Likes | 92 days ago | 160
Today is the start of the #NetherlandsStateVisit. 🇳🇱 🇬🇧 This morning, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall greeted The King and Queen of the Netherlands on behalf of The Queen at the Dutch Ambassador’s Residence. 📸 PA
6,200 Likes | 98 days ago | 77
Tonight The Duchess of Cornwall celebrated 150 years of the Commonwealth Society at Lancaster House. Her Royal Highness said of the organisation, ‘You have championed human rights, democracy, and sustainable development across 53 member states. You have much of which to be greatly proud ...’ During the reception, it was announced that The Duchess will becomes the first ever Vice-Patron of the organisation.
18,704 Likes | 98 days ago | 138
To mark his 70th birthday in November, The Prince of Wales will guest edit Country Life magazine. The issue will be published on 14th November, HRH’s birthday.
6,494 Likes | 98 days ago | 65
Congratulations to Anna Burns, who tonight received the #ManBooker2018 Prize for Fiction for her novel Milkman. The prize was presented by The Duchess of Cornwall at the Guildhall in London. During a speech, HRH said: “For over half a century the Man Booker Prize has done a wonderful job introducing remarkable writers to new readers and I’m here, sitting on the kerb, applauding as a grateful reader of many of the novels that have featured in the prize list that I (and millions of others) wouldn’t have discovered if it hadn’t been for the Man Booker.” 📸PA
16,506 Likes | 99 days ago | 153
The Duke of Rothesay today visited Royal Lochnagar Distillery in Ballater. The distillery first opened in 1845 and was named Royal Lochnagar following a visit by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1848. In 1988, a cask of Royal Lochnagar Single Malt Whisky was laid down for The Duke of Rothesay to mark the 140th anniversary of the first Royal visit. Today, HRH was able to taste the 30-year-old whisky! Bottles from the cask are to be sold with proceeds going to @theprincesfoundation.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have today announced that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby due in Spring. 📸 PA
9,372 Likes | 103 days ago | 145
The Duchess of Rothesay joins members of the local community for tea during today’s visit to The Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion in Braemar, Aberdeenshire. The new centre tells the story of Scotland's Highland Games, and has been developed with the support of The Duke of Rothesay’s @theprincesfoundation. Earlier in the day, HRH met pupils at Crathie Primary School. 📸 PA
55,855 Likes | 103 days ago | 292
Congratulations to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank! #RoyalWedding 📸 PA
6,368 Likes | 103 days ago | 116
Today in Scotland, The Duchess of Rothesay visited Alford Community Campus and met schoolchildren and teachers who use the centre. The campus offers facilities for the local community including a library, theatre, dance studio and swimming pool. HRH received a lovely musical welcome and was invited to take part in some arts and crafts! 🎶 🎨 📸 2&3: PA
17,469 Likes | 107 days ago | 218
😎 Sir Don McCullin photographs The Prince of Wales with his 1970 Aston Martin for @wallpapermag. Did you know The Prince had the car converted in 2008 to run on bioethanol made from wine and cheese?
4,993 Likes | 111 days ago | 49
Happy #NationalPoetryDay 📚🖊 Follow the link in bio to listen to The Duchess of Cornwall read ‘Matilda’ by Hilaire Belloc - one of HRH’s favourite poems. The poem was recorded at Clarence House during a discussion with Gyles Brandreth about HRH’s love of poetry. The programme was broadcast earlier in the week on BBC Radio 4.
7,742 Likes | 113 days ago | 61
Today is #WorldBalletDay. Earlier this year The Duchess of Cornwall visited the @royalacademyofdance to watch performances by students and learn more about Silver Swans, a ballet programme for older learners which encourages physical mobility and social interaction. 📸 PA
8,367 Likes | 114 days ago | 56
The Duke of Rothesay takes a salute during Friday’s visit to Fort George, near Inverness, Scotland. HRH, Royal Colonel of The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS), presented campaign medals to soldiers who have recently returned from Iraq. 📸 PA
7,157 Likes | 115 days ago | 84
The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken to Gyles Brandreth about her love of poetry ahead of #NationalPoetryDay. 🖋 Listen to ‘Gyles Brandreth's Poem by Heart’ today at 1.30PM on BBC Radio 4. Did you know The Duchess is a passionate promoter of literacy? HRH work has a particular focus on encouraging a love of reading and writing from an early age.📚
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Announced today: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit The Gambia 🇬🇲, Ghana 🇬🇭 and Nigeria 🇳🇬 from 31 October - 8 November. . The visits will highlight the importance of the countries’ Commonwealth ties. Key themes of the visits include youth opportunity, the environment and sustainability, literacy and religious and cultural diversity. . The visit to The Gambia will be The Prince and The Duchess’s first visit to the country. It will also be the first visit to both Ghana and Nigeria for The Duchess. . For the full details of TRH’s forthcoming Autumn tour, follow the link in our bio. 📷 PA
6,763 Likes | 121 days ago | 69
The Duchess of Rothesay has attended the premiere performance of a new piece of music, composed by Professor Paul Mealor to mark the centenary of the end of WWI. ‘Requiem: The Souls of the Righteous’ was performed by @NYCOScotland and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra on Saturday at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. Funds raised from the concert will be donated to Osteoarthritis research at the @uniofaberdeen, of which The Duchess is Chancellor. The ‘reflective and poignant tribute to peace’ will be broadcasted on @ClassicFM in November.
10,078 Likes | 123 days ago | 49
“As Your Royal Honorary Colonel, I am so very proud to witness the Queen’s Own Yeomanry continuing to uphold its traditions of service and duty whilst meeting the new challenges of an ever-changing world.” - The Prince of Wales Today at Bramham Park, West Yorkshire, The Prince of Wales attended a consecration service and presented a new “Guidon” (regimental flag) to The Queen’s Own Yeomanry. HRH is Royal Honorary Colonel of The Queen’s Own Yeomanry, a light cavalry regiment in the Army Reserve. Did you know Standards and Guidons evolved from banners of the Knights of the Middle Ages? They are usually of crimson trimmed in gold and with the Regiment's insignia in the centre.
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In Aberdeenshire today, The Duke of Rothesay saw the progress that has been made to construct the Tullich Dry Stone wall at Tullich Graveyard, Ballater. The restoration project has provided apprenticeship schemes in traditional dry stone wall building for five students from @theprincesfoundation. The students have completed a course at Tullich Graveyard and nearly 300 metres of wall is now complete. The church that stood on the site until 1798 dated back to 1400 but was preceded by previous similar structures, the earliest of which was founded by St. Nathalan in the mid 600’s.
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Did you know one of The Prince of Wales’s military appointments includes Royal Honorary Colonel of The Queen's Own Yeomanry? Tomorrow, in West Yorkshire, HRH will attend a consecration service and present a new “Guidon” (regimental flag) to The Queen’s Own Yeomanry, a light cavalry regiment in the Army Reserve. Soldiers from the regiment have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Queen’s Own Yeomanry were presented with their last Guidon by The Prince of Wales at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, in September 2007. 📸 PA
7,834 Likes | 132 days ago | 60
The Prince of Wales attended a Garden Party at @AlnwickGarden this afternoon, hosted by The Duchess of Northumberland, to recognise and thank the county’s carers and volunteers for their contribution to the local community. In her role of Lord-Lieutenant, the Duchess had invited over 250 people from across the county. During the Garden Party, The Prince met groups of volunteers and spoke to carers from all across Northumberland invited to @AlnwickGarden today. #RoyalVisitNorthumberland
4,988 Likes | 132 days ago | 15
This morning, The Prince of Wales visited the @moorlandspiritco distillery in Hepple on the edge of the National Park. The Prince was shown the wild green juniper, which are one of the core ingredients of Hepple Gin, and planted a small juniper tree in the moors surrounding the distillery. The distillery runs a rejuvenation programme which plants out at least 200 juniper seedlings each year, all grown from the estates own seed. The programme was created in association with Northumberland National Park, @newcastleuni and Hepple Whitefield Farm. #RoyalVisitNorthumberland
6,061 Likes | 132 days ago | 23
The Prince of Wales' #RoyalVisitNorthumberland continues today. Yesterday The Prince toured @hexhamabbey with Canon Dr. Dagmar Winter and viewed the abbey's medieval panel paintings. Hexham Abbey is one of the earliest seats of Christianity in England. There has been a church on this site for more than 1,300 years. #RoyalVisitNorthumberland
3,965 Likes | 132 days ago | 17
The Prince of Wales visited the Kielder Salmon Centre yesterday as part of #royalvisitnorthumberland. His Royal Highness heard how the centre, run by the @envagency, breeds 360,000 salmon each year and releases them into the River Tyne catchment. During HRH’s visit, The Prince also saw the centre’s work on pearl mussel conservation. Pearl Mussels are currently classed as more endangered than the Giant Panda. Therefore, the team at Kielder Salmon Centre are breeding pearl mussels to try and prevent them from going to extinction. The Prince has long been a supporter of wildlife conservation and has been Patron of @salmontroutcons since 2003. #RoyalVisitNorthumberland
5,905 Likes | 133 days ago | 39
The Prince of Wales is greeted by school children in Hexham at the start of #RoyalVisitNorthumberland. In the next two days, The Prince will carry out a series of engagements throughout the region. This morning The Prince visited @northumberlandnationalpark in Bardon Mill, a flagship project for Northumberland National Park and the North East of England, which aims to transform how people engage with the county's finest landscapes. HRH then stopped by Hexham’s Farmers Market to meet local traders and try some of their produce. #RoyalVisitNorthumberland
9,173 Likes | 138 days ago | 92
The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay carried out engagements in Glasgow today - thank you to everyone who came out to meet TRH. This morning, The Duke and Duchess toured the recently refurbished Mackintosh at the Willow tea rooms after the historic building was reopened following a four-year restoration project. The building was designed by Scottish architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1903. The new tea rooms have provided young people in Glasgow with a place to learn hospitality skills and training after a partnership was formed between Dumfries House, @theprincesfoundation and The Willow Tea Room Trust.
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“I have always believed that living on a finite planet means we have to recognize that this puts certain constraints and limits on our human ambition in order to maintain the viability of the planet.” - HRH The Prince of Wales @BritishGQ
6,717 Likes | 140 days ago | 47
The Prince of Wales tonight received the Editor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Philanthropy at the 2018 #GQAwards in London. The award recognises almost 50 years of The Prince’s charitable work. 📸 PA
6,294 Likes | 140 days ago | 25
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall meet those preparing to sail the ‘Maiden’ yacht on a 3-year round the world voyage to support the work of @maidenfactor & its 6 partner charities which are promoting girls’ education. In 1990 Maiden made history when it became the first all-female crewed yacht to sail around the world. That original voyage was sponsored by HM King Hussein and the yacht’s refurbishment has been supported by HRH Princess Haya, who was also at today’s event.
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The Prince of Wales today visited the @oldvictheatre to mark its 200th anniversary. #OV200 The Prince, who is the theatre’s Royal Patron, spoke to the Education & Community team who have been partnering with his @princestrust. The partnership includes work placements at the theatre for young people taking part in The Prince’s Trust’s Get Hired projects and front of house training.
21,225 Likes | 144 days ago | 136
The Duke of Rothesay with The Queen and The Princess Royal at the annual Braemar Gathering. Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses joined thousands of spectators to watch the Highland Games which featured events such as the Caber Toss, Tug O War and traditional Highland dancing.
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“The Highland Games season holds a special place in the heart of many Scots, including many members of my own family. “Each year, the Games and Gatherings in villages and towns across Scotland conjure up a valuable sense of community spirit and offer a spectacle of traditional sports and entertainment that is unparalleled anywhere in the world.” To mark the opening of the new Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion, The Duke of Rothesay has spoken to @countryfilemagazine about his love for the Highland Games. The Pavilion has been developed with the support of The Duke and @theprincesfoundation and will tell the story of Highland Games and Gatherings. 📷PA
11,283 Likes | 146 days ago | 105
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Han Jiang Temple in Penang, Malaysia, November 2017. #ThrowbackThursday The temple is located on the Street of Harmony where there are many places of worship and TRH also visited St George’s Church, Kapitan Keling Mosque and the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. #TBT #RoyalVisitMY 📸 PA
11,237 Likes | 155 days ago | 119
Putting beautiful blooms to good use, the charity @floralangels recycles donated flowers from events and distributes them across London. 🌷🌼 #CharityTuesday Floral Angels is run entirely by volunteers and arranges flowers for use in hospices, women's refuges and care homes, believing flowers can impact people's recovery rate and well-being. The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron of @FloralAngels. 📸 PA
7,021 Likes | 160 days ago | 40
On this day in 2017, The Duke of Rothesay and The Duke of Cambridge attended The Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo. The evening began with a Gaelic Toast to welcome the audience to Edinburgh Castle. Follow @edinburghtattoo to find out more about this annual event. #TBT #ThrowbackThursday 📸 PA
23,150 Likes | 161 days ago | 184
Happy Birthday to HRH The Princess Royal. 🎈 #HappyBirthdayHRH 📸 PA
10,471 Likes | 163 days ago | 84
A peek into the Walled Garden at Highgrove House. 🌿🌷 The private gardens at the Gloucestershire home of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are open to visitors from April - October each year. Visit highgrovegardens.com to find out more.
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Can you guess which year this photo was taken? 📷 #TBT The Duke of Rothesay balances on a wire bridge during a trek in the foothills of Ben Nevis, Scotland. ⛰ #ThrowbackThursday 📸 PA
18,046 Likes | 168 days ago | 92
These oil sketches of The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex are just two of the artworks chosen by The Prince of Wales to be displayed at the #PrinceAndPatron exhibition at Buckingham Palace. 🎨 Painted by artist Nicky Philipps in 2009, the sketches are the first official double portrait of the two Princes and show Their Royal Highnesses wearing the regimental dress uniform of the Household Cavalry (the 'Blues and Royals'). Buckingham Palace is open to visitors until 30th September 2018. Follow @royal_collection_trust to find out more.
11,408 Likes | 169 days ago | 85
The Duke of Rothesay meets wounded and injured ex-armed services personnel at the Mey Highland & Cultural Games, which took place in Caithness, Scotland, on Saturday. The 2018 Games marked the first time that disabled competitors have been included within a traditional Highland Games in Scotland. 📸 PA
17,193 Likes | 172 days ago | 142
The Duke of Rothesay (as The Prince of Wales is known when in Scotland) attended the Mey Highland & Cultural Games in Caithness today. The Games celebrate the hospitality, culture and talent of the people of the North Highlands in Scotland and feature Highland dancing, traditional pipe and drum bands. The classic tug of war competition was judged by HRH! 📸 PA
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Wishing HRH The Duchess of Sussex a very Happy Birthday 🎂
9,967 Likes | 175 days ago | 82
Clarence House, the official London residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, opens to the public today. Until 31 August, visitors can enjoy guided tours of Clarence House and see where Their Royal Highnesses welcome guests from all over the world. Did you know Clarence House was once the home of Her Majesty The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, and The Duke of Edinburgh following their marriage in 1947? The Prince of Wales also lived there with his parents as a young child, and The Queen Mother resided at Clarence House for nearly 50 years. Follow @royal_collection_trust for more.
7,757 Likes | 175 days ago | 59
Happy #YorkshireDay! The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are pictured here in 2015 during a visit to the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate. Did you know The Prince is Patron of a number of organisations that seek to preserve rural communities and protect British agriculture?@countrysidefund was established by HRH in 2010 and aims to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life. 📸 PA
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Can you identify the summer flowers giving Highgrove Garden a pop of blue, pink and purple? 🌷🌸🌺 Find out more about Highgrove House - the private Gloucestershire residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall - by following the link in our bio.
5,503 Likes | 177 days ago | 29
The Prince of Wales sits in the cockpit of the new F-35 Lightning aircraft during a visit to 617 Squadron at @royalairforceuk’s Marham base. The state of the art aircraft features stealth technology and supersonic speeds, and is jointly operated by the Royal Air Force and the @royalnavy. HRH is Marshal of the @royalairforceuk and began his career with the armed services in 1971 at age 22 when he started an attachment with the RAF at Cranwell, Lincolnshire. 📸 PA
12,299 Likes | 181 days ago | 69
Today marks the 60th anniversary of His Royal Highness being created The Prince of Wales. The Prince was just 9 years old when he received the title and still maintains close ties with Wales, carrying out a number of visits every year. "It is an immense privilege to be associated with this remarkable land, whose name I have been so proud to bear for the past 60 years." – HRH The Prince of Wales . Heddiw mae’n 60 mlynedd ers i’w Uchelder Brenhinol gael ei greu’n Dywysog Cymru. Dim ond 9 oed oedd y Tywysog pan dderbyniodd y teitl, ac mae’n cadw cysylltiad agos a Chymru ac yn ymweld yn rheolaidd bob blwyddyn. "Y mae’n fraint enfawr i fod a chysylltiad a’r wlad ryfeddol hon, yr wyf wedi bod mor falch i ddwyn ei henw am y 60 mlynedd ddiwethaf." – EUB Tywysog Cymru. 📸 PA
11,040 Likes | 182 days ago | 141
The Prince of Wales joined in with the Big #ButterflyCount at his Highgrove Garden this week and took part in the world's biggest survey of butterflies! 🦋 #ButterflyCount was launched in 2010 and aims to help us assess the health of our environment. During the 15 minute #ButterflyCount, some of the butterflies HRH spotted include: ✅ Red Admiral ✅ Speckled Wood ✅ Common Blue HRH’s results have now been submitted to the Butterfly Count website. Follow @savebutterflies for information about how to get involved.
6,279 Likes | 182 days ago | 50
During today’s visit to the Sandringham Flower Show, The Prince of Wales presented awards in recognition of outstanding cottage gardens. 🌿🌱 Their Royal Highnesses also toured the Royal marquees which house competitions in vegetables, fruit, flowers and floral art. 🌷 The profits from each show are donated to local charities and since 1977 the Show Committee has given around £760,000 to good causes. The Prince has been Patron of The Sandringham Estate Cottage Horticultural Society since 2002.
6,296 Likes | 182 days ago | 58
Today, The Prince of Wales was in Staffordshire visiting the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research at the University of Birmingham and the Pool House Equine Clinic. In the morning, His Royal Highness learnt more about research into how future increases in CO2 will affect forest growth as the Institute of Forest Research has simulated projected environmental conditions in these woodlands. The Prince of Wales has been an environmental leader for over 40 years, using his unique position to champion action for a sustainable future. Later, at the new state-of-the-art facilities at the Pool House Veterinary Group’s Equine Clinic, The Prince met staff, clients and equine patients as he toured the site. 📸 Press Association and Royal Communications
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In Cowes, The Duchess met lifeguards from the @rnli before heading to Trinity Landing to see the new passenger ferry. After officially naming the new Red Funnel ferry "Red Jet 7", The Duchess got to meet crew members and try out the horn in the control room. After meeting members of the public on the sea-front HRH attended a reception at the Royal Yacht Squadron Club where she gave a speech. At the reception HRH said: "I just wish I could stay a bit longer and have a swim in the sea.... "Thank you all very much and I very much hope I shall be back soon, hopefully on a holiday."
19,027 Likes | 183 days ago | 185
Today, The Duchess of Cornwall travelled to the Isle of Wight to visit Osborne House with Patron of the House, Dame Judi Dench. Osborne House was built between 1845 and 1851 to provide Queen Victoria and Prince Albert a private home. It was designed in the style of an Italian villa. Dame Judi played Queen Victoria in the movie Victoria and Abdul which was filmed at the House. The Duchess and Dame Judi had ice creams in the hot weather, before touring the newly refurbished Swiss Cottage, Gardens and main house. The visit included a ride in a carriage and a chance to see Queen Victoria's private beach which has now been opened to the public.
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Happy Birthday to Prince George who turns five today. 🎂
8,670 Likes | 187 days ago | 54
"It has been one of the great privileges of my life to have known such a large number of "The Few", to whom we owe so very much. "I am always deeply saddened when we lose another of our Battle of Britain pilots." - The Prince of Wales following the death of Geoffrey Wellum. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall toured the #PrinceandPatron exhibition at Buckingham Palace earlier this week. The artworks at the exhibition have been personally chosen by The Prince and will form part of the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening. At the centre of the #PrinceandPatron exhibition sits a wooden pavilion by classical carver Nasser Mansouri (pictured). Born in Afghanistan, Nasser was taken on as a woodwork master at the Turquoise Mountain Institute, a charity set up by The Prince to support historic areas and traditional crafts. Buckingham Palace is open to visitors from 21st July – 30th September 2018. Follow @royal_collection_trust to find out more.
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🔈During tonight’s episode of BBC Gardeners’ World, The Prince of Wales and Adam Frost talk about how HRH fell in love with nature and discuss the threats facing UK trees. The interview was filmed at The Prince’s Highgrove Garden. 🍃 Tune in to @bbctwo from 8PM to watch. The interview will also be published in @gardenersworldmag and is on newsstands from 25th July.
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Today the Royal visit to Cornwall and Devon came to an end - what a wonderful three days meeting people across the South West. The Duchess of Cornwall has left behind a special #RAF100 memento… If you find it, share your photos with @rafhaltonofficial and @ClarenceHouse before taking it somewhere new for the next person to discover. Read more about the pebble project by following the link in our bio.
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For their last visit during their time in the South West, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit Honiton in Devon to look round 'Gate-to-Plate' – a food market sourced from the finest local producers and artisans. #RoyalVisitDevon This morning, The Duke of Cornwall, Patron, @countrysidefund, and The Duchess of Cornwall visited St. Tudy Community Shop.
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The Duke of Cornwall meets a resident of St. Martin’s during the visit to the Isles of Scilly today. The Duke and Duchess made several visits across the island including to the fish and chip shop, the bakery and church. TRH also met members of the emergency services operating on the island. This afternoon, The Duke of Cornwall attended a meeting on how to deliver smart solutions to energy, waste, water and sewerage.
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The Duke and Duchess also visited St. Martin's – where they met several business owners. The Isles of Scilly is a group of over 200 beautiful islands and rocks located 28 miles from Cornwall – and have been part of the Duchy of Cornwall since its beginning in the 14th century.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall meet people after arriving on the Isles of Scilly today. The Royal Couple today opened the newly improved quayside on St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly.
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Thank you for the birthday wishes for The Duchess of Cornwall. 🎈 #HappyBirthdayHRH
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This evening, The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery to mark the 15th anniversary of the @cornwallcommunityfoundation. The Duchess is Patron of the Foundation, which aims to unite people to help Cornish Communities. The visit to the South West this year will see The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall meeting a range of local business owners – from artisans and restaurateurs to innovative designers.
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The Duke of Cornwall takes a closer look at @finisterreuk wetsuit, made from recycled materials. The Cornish clothing brand launched 15 years ago with help from a @princestrust loan and makes sustainable clothing for those who love the sea. The Duchess meanwhile joined chefs in the @canteencornwall kitchen who were plating up fresh meals for guests. This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall attended part of the Ocean Plastic Solutions Day, organised by @surfersagainstsewage. The Duke was later presented with a body board, made with oak from Highgrove. #RoyalVisitCornwall
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The Prince of Wales (known as The Duke of Cornwall when visiting the South West) and The Duchess of Cornwall are beginning a visit to Cornwall today. The Duke and Duchess first visited Fowey – a small Cornish town, where they dropped into local businesses, met residents and started the Fowey Gig Race. #RoyalVisitCornwall
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released four official photographs to mark the christening of Prince Louis on Monday 9th July. The photographs were taken by Matt Holyoak at Clarence House, following Prince Louis's christening. See more photographs on @kensingtonroyal.
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The Prince of Wales visited Kew Gardens today to see the newly restored Temperate House and Great Pagoda. The #KewPagoda is one of the finest examples of Chinese-inspired design anywhere in the world outside of China and was completed in 1762. When the Pagoda was built it was adorned with 80 iridescent dragons which disappeared in 1784 when repairs were carried out and now @historicroyalpalaces have finally restored and returned them🐲.
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To celebrate 100 years of the @royalairforceuk, The Duchess of Cornwall will be travelling with one of the @rafhaltonofficial pebbles. Follow its journey as it heads to the coast… #RAF100
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall join The Queen and other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the #RAF100 fly past. Swipe ⬅️ to watch the magnificent @rafredarrows.
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The Prince of Wales joins The Queen and the Chief of the Air Staff on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace for #RAF100 events. The @royalairforceuk is celebrating its 100th birthday throughout 2018, and today's events in London included a service at Westminster Abbey and a spectacular fly-past. The Duchess of Cornwall and other members of the Royal Family attended the celebrations. Swipe ⬅️ for more photos. 📸 4 & 5: PA
To end the Royal visit to Wales, The Prince of Wales toured Gwydir Castle in Llanrwst and met those involved with restoring this 16th century Manor House. HRH wandered around the beautiful gardens and even met a few of the castle’s resident peacocks!
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The Prince of Wales enjoys fantastic views of north Wales from the medieval tower at Bodysgallen Hall, a @nationaltrust property in Llandudno.
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This evening, The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the 50th Anniversary of the @ManBookerPrize. The @ManBookerPrize is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the UK. The reception at Buckingham Palace tonight brought together over 250 guests at the start of a weekend of celebrations for the @ManBookerPrize, which turns 50 this year. #ManBooker50 📸Press Association
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The Prince of Wales is given a tour of the kitchen garden at Tretower Court, a medieval manor house in Crickhowell, as the Royal visit to Wales continues.
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Today the National Health Service marks its 70th anniversary. The Prince of Wales this morning joined a Garden Party at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital in Ebbw Vale to celebrate. HRH met staff, volunteers, patients and families. The hospital opened in 2010 and is named after Aneurin Bevan, founder of the NHS. #NHS70
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"Don't worry, it's always worth competing even if you don't win," - The Prince of Wales. In April during The #royalvisitaustralia The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were filmed meeting judges and contestants from @masterchefau - today the show was aired on Australian TV. #MasterChefAU During the visit, The Duchess met judge Gary Mehigan to find out more about the show. The Prince then attended a reception in Darwin where HRH sampled some of the delicacies cooked up by the show's contestants, and met those competing as well as the judges @garymehigan @gcalombaris @MattsCravat
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The Duchess of Cornwall travelled on the Heart of Wales line today as Their Royal Highnesses took a train from Llandovery to Builth Wells. The Heart of Wales line, one of the UK’s most beautiful train journeys, celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. Take a look at our Instagram story for more from today’s visit to Wales.
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall cut a cake during a visit to Llandovery Railway Station this morning. TRH’s visit celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Heart of Wales railway line, which is renowned for being one of the most beautiful railway journeys in the UK.
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What a fantastic day meeting people across Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion - thank you to everyone in Wales who came out to say hello to The Prince and The Duchess! 👋🏻
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The Prince and The Duchess are introduced to two magnificent Shire Horses at the Dyfed Shire Horse Farm in Pembrokeshire, Wales. This family run farm has been breeding Dyfed Shire Horses for almost 40 years.
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall began the second day of their week in Wales meeting residents in Llangwm. The village is marking its annual festival fortnight which celebrates the wide range of skills, sport and talent in the village. It also aims to boost the village’s strong sense of community.
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🔊Hear The Prince of Wales talk about one of his personal pieces of art, an oil painting of The Queen Mother by Michael Noakes. The painting will be on show at this year’s Summer Opening at Buckingham Palace. #PrinceandPatron will also showcase a selection of The Prince’s favourite pieces in the Royal Collection alongside works created by young artists supported by three of HRH’s charities. Follow @royal_collection_trust to find out about the other Royal Family portraits The Prince has chosen to be showcased at the Summer Opening.
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Cyfarchion o Gymru! 🏴 The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Wales today for the start of a week-long visit. TRH marked the 90th anniversary of the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations, which works to promote volunteering and charitable activity. The Prince and The Duchess met local groups including scouts and cubs. Earlier, TRH met bridge staff at the Second Severn Crossing, which is being renamed The Prince of Wales Bridge to mark HRH’s 70th birthday.
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This evening The Prince of Wales hosted a reception for the winners of The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2018 to celebrate their achievements in trade and UK business. 230 businesses across the UK have received the prestigious #QueensAward recognising their contributions in four different categories: international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity.
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. 🤝 619 engagements 🌏 15 official overseas visits 🌆 85 cities, towns and villages . 365 days for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. . To see the full video of highlights from a year to remember, follow the link in our bio.
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The Duchess of Cornwall says hello to local schoolchildren during today’s Royal visit to Salisbury.
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It was wonderful to meet so many people in sunny Salisbury today!
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have visited Salisbury to meet local residents and visit businesses in the city centre. TRH’s visit recognised the recovery programme taking place in the city. Thank you to everyone who came out this morning to say hello! 👋🏻 Swipe ⬅️ for more photos
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Today The Duchess of Cornwall launched @elephantfamily’s ‘Concours d'éléphant’ - a parade of traditional Indian vehicles that will tour London to raise awareness of the charity’s work to protect the Asian elephant. 🐘 The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are Joint Presidents of @elephantfamily. The charity was founded by The Duchess’s late brother, Mark Shand.
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Happy 36th Birthday to The Duke of Cambridge! #HappyBirthdayHRH 🎈 Swipe ⬅️ for a #TBT 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales accompanies The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall in a carriage following today's Garter Day celebrations at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. This annual event celebrates the Order of the Garter - the senior British Order of Chivalry, that was founded by King Edward III in 1348. Visit @theroyalfamily to find out more about this historic event. 📷PA
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Happy Father’s Day. A five month old Prince Charles and his father The Duke of Edinburgh are photographed at Buckingham Palace in 1949. 📸 PA
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Today was the final day of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to Ireland. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess travelled in the afternoon to Killarney National Park, where they first visited Muckross House. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, The Prince of Wales' great-great-great grandparents, visited Muckross House in 1861. The Prince then learnt about the conservation of the national park, whilst The Duchess attended an Irish lesson at the school house before TRH met guests from all over County Kerry at a Garden Party at Killarney House. 🇮🇪
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Today was the final day in The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s #RoyalVisitIreland. The Royal Couple began the morning in County Kerry to visit Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, one of Ireland's most respected political leaders. Their Royal Highness walked down to the beautiful Derrynane beach, where children were taking part in Volvo Ocean Race 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' campaign. The Royal Couple then watched rehearsals taking place at the Siamse Tire National Folk Theatre, which was set up 50 years ago to preserve the traditional music, song and dance of North Kerry.
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Today during #RoyalVisitIreland, The Prince of Wales boarded the Irish Naval Service ship, LÉ WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS, which was named after the Irish poet. The Prince met Navy personnel and cadets on the base. Earlier HRH visited The National Maritime College of Ireland and took control of a virtual ship in the Bridge simulator. HRH also spent time at the @universitycollegecork and was shown several of their latest research projects. Follow link in bio for more or watch today’s story ☝🏼 #RoyalVisitIreland
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The Duchess of Cornwall visited @irishguidedogs today and saw how the dogs are being trained to support people with vision impairment and children with health conditions such as diabetes and autism. HRH met some of the beautiful puppies that will grow up to be guide dogs, watched guide dog training demonstrations and met people who are supported by the charity. #RoyalVisitIreland 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today began the #RoyalVisitIreland in Cork! 🇮🇪 TRH toured the English Market, which marks its 230th anniversary this year, and cut a special cake to celebrate 🎂 At a Cork City Hall reception, The Prince made a speech and said: “You may possibly have begun to realize by now that Ireland is a country which my wife and I have come to love – above all for the warmth and humour of its people, the richness of its culture, the vibrancy of its contemporary society and the irresistible, haunting beauty of its landscape.”
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Also today during #RoyalVisitNI, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Gortin Community Centre which provides 30 local groups with community activities each week. The Prince learnt about the activities provided for children to learn about the environment, met local business owners and dropped into a wood working session.
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At the Memorial Pillar in Omagh, TRH met representatives from Northern Ireland emergency services, who were some of the first to respond to the Omagh Bomb in 1998, and local business owners whose shops were destroyed or damaged. At the Strule Art Centre, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess also met injured survivors and the families of victims of the Omagh Bomb. #RoyalVisitNI
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit the Omagh Memorial Garden on the 20th anniversary year of the Omagh Bomb. Twenty-nine people were killed in the attack on 15 August 1998. TRH laid a wreath of white roses and herbs of remembrance, rosemary, lavender and thyme from the gardens at Hillsborough Castle. #RoyalVisitNI
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The Duchess of Cornwall joined The Prince of Wales in Northern Ireland today. The Duchess here meets a group of survivors of the Omagh Bomb in 1998. TRH earlier had visited the Omagh Memorial Garden and together laid a wreath on the 20th anniversary year of the Omagh Bomb.
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This afternoon, The Prince of Wales met Arlene Foster, Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, at Hillsborough Castle. This evening, The Prince hosts a reception at Hillsborough Castle – marking the beginning of #RoyalVisitNI. People invited tonight come from all over Northern Ireland and Ireland, many of whom are involved with charities & organisations close to HRH. 📷PA
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This afternoon in Belfast, The Prince of Wales visited @studyatulster. The university celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. For more view today’s Instagram story. #RoyalVisitNI
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Today The Prince of Wales began a visit to Northern Ireland. The Prince first attended a community event at the Carlisle Memorial Church, the permanent home for @ulsterorchestra. HRH watched the orchestra perform before meeting groups around Belfast that provide regular community activities. The Prince spoke to organisers of the @abvfestbelfast, a beer festival in Belfast, and tried their craft beer. #RoyalVisitNI
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Happy 97th Birthday to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh! 📷 PA
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Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and other members of The Royal Family stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following #TroopingtheColour to watch the @royalairforceuk Red Arrows Fly Past. 📸PA
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The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cambridge travel from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade in London for #TroopingtheColour. 📸 PA
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The Prince of Wales, Colonel of the Welsh Guards, attends The Queen’s Birthday Parade on horseback. The #TroopingtheColour ceremony takes place on Horse Guards Parade in London and marks Her Majesty’s official birthday. It is attended by The Queen and many other members of the Royal Family. 📸 PA
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Today The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, opened The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey. The new galleries are set more than 16m above the Abbey's floor and will display 300 treasures from the Abbey’s collection, spanning its 1000 year history.
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It was a wonderful morning at Hampton Court Palace, where The Duchess of Cornwall attended the final of the #500words short story writing competition. 📝 Broadcast live on @bbcradio2, the event featured readings of fabulous stories, live musical performances, and a ride around the Palace in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the winners! Honorary Judge HRH said: “All you talented young writers understand the thrill of choosing just the right words, and the lasting pleasure of creating a brilliant story. And what brilliant stories you all sent in to this competition!” Swipe for more from the event ⬅️
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A special parade was then held in the main arena in honour of The Duke of Cornwall’s 70th Birthday this year. The event was organised by the Royal Cornwall Show & The Prince’s Countryside Fund as a celebration of the countryside and the charities HRH supports. Displays included, the “Fabric of the Countryside”, “Flora and Fauna”, “Livestock and Leisure”, “Waterways”, “Food and Farming”, as well as “Landscapes and Communities”. The Prince’s Countryside Fund was set up in 2010 to enhance the prospects of family farm businesses and rural life.
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Today The Prince of Wales, known as The Duke of Cornwall when in the county, and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the Royal Cornwall Show in Wadebridge. The Duke of Cornwall is Patron and The Duchess is Vice-President of the Royal Cornwall Agriculture Association. The show is an annual celebration of the best of Cornish agriculture and food. Their Royal Highnesses spent the morning visiting different stands and meeting members of the public. The Duke is a long-time supporter of rural and agricultural communities. His Royal Highness became Patron of the Royal Agricultural Association in 2002.
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This evening as Patron of @age_uk The Prince of Wales hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate inspirational leaders. The event acknowledged the role models who prove that age is no barrier to achievement. @Age_UK helps 7 million older people every year live a better life, by providing advice and support as well as campaigning on the issues that matter most to older people. The reception honours leaders from a variety of sectors, including the arts, science, business and philanthropy. Len Goodman, Dame Penelope Wilton and Kate Adie were amongst those who attended and Charles Dance read a poem about age to mark the event.
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Today at Buckingham Palace, The Prince of Wales hosted an Investiture Ceremony to recognise outstanding achievement and service to the UK. Holocaust survivor Joan Salter received her MBE for services to Holocaust Education. Ms. Salter regularly shares her testimony to young people across the UK. Inez Lynn is the first ever female Librarian of The London Library in its 170 year history. Today she received her #MBE for services to Literature and Libraries in London. Congratulations to Lynne Franks who received her OBE for services to Business, Fashion and Women's Empowerment. Anya Shrubsole was a key member of the England's Women's Cricket Team who claimed victory at last year's Cricket World Cup. Today Ms Shrubsole received her MBE for services to cricket. 📸Press Association
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Today, in the presence of The Queen, The Duchess of Cornwall, as Patron, attended a Medical Detection Dogs Demonstration at Buckingham Palace. Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to smell disease in humans, as well as acting as alert dogs for those with medical issues such as type 1 diabetes. HM & HRH were given a demonstration of the dog's incredible ability. Cocker spaniel Kizzy showed her ability to smell cancer and black Labrador Peanut was able to detect Parkinson's disease from sweat samples.
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The Prince of Wales meets youtubers @joe_sugg and @caspar_lee. HRH recently visited @YouTube and appeared in a video with Joe, who used to work as a thatcher - The Prince's Foundation champions these traditional skills.
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🎥 Among today's Garden Party guests, was milkman Martin and his wife, Pauline, who hasn't missed a milkround in 50 years! Martin, from Wales, even did his milkround this morning before travelling to London for the Garden Party, where he was introduced to The Prince of Wales.
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This afternoon, The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, hosted the final of the Buckingham Palace Garden Parties. His Royal Highness was accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, and other members of The Royal Family, who met a number of the 8,000 guests - who have been invited from all walks of life as way to reward to public service.
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In case you missed it, follow the link in our bio to watch what happened during the recent visit to @youtubespacelondon where The Prince of Wales and @joe_sugg discovered they both have a love of thatching.
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On this day in 1953, Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation took place at Westminster Abbey. Here Her Majesty is shown at Buckingham Palace following the Coronation Ceremony. Four-year-old Prince Charles was the first child to witness his mother's coronation as Sovereign. His Royal Highness received his very own specially illustrated invitation - swipe to see. 📷 @royal_collection_trust
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Did you know The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall's Instagram handle is taken from the name of Their Royal Highnesses' official London residence? Clarence House is named after its first occupant, William Henry, Duke of Clarence, later William IV, and the house was built between 1825 and 1827. Other members of the Royal Family who have lived at Clarence House include Her Majesty The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Queen Mother. Here The Prince and The Duchess are pictured in the Garden Room. #LondonHistoryDay
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During today’s engagements in Gloucestershire, The Duchess of Cornwall met people working across the county to encourage a love of reading in young people. 📚 At a local primary school, HRH met @beanstalkreads volunteers who support children in their reading journey and sat down for a special Harry Potter story time with children. See our Instagram story for more from today. 📸 PA
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Yesterday The Duchess of Cornwall visited the headquarters of ITN to mark the 21st anniversary of @c5news. HRH attended an editorial meeting in the newsroom, met staff and toured the Master Control Room and Gallery. 📸PA
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Cadet and emergency services personnel who were the first responders of the bombing at the Manchester Arena also attended today, on the one-year anniversary of the attack. The Prince met 14-year-old Harry - a Trafford Volunteer Cadet - who volunteered during the Manchester attack. Earlier today The Duke of Cambridge attended a service in Manchester to remember those who lost their lives & The Duke of Sussex paid tribute during his speech today. "On behalf of my family and everyone here, I would like to say thank you to the Emergency Services and all those who supported the injured and affected. My brother, William, would be here today, were he not attending the service in Manchester to honour the victims, their families, the Emergency Services and the survivors, this afternoon. Our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones and those still dealing with the experiences of that night."
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The Duke of Sussex gave a speech at the beginning of the celebration, where he said for his father, The Prince of Wales: “His enthusiasm and energy are truly infectious; it has certainly inspired William and I to get involved in issues we care passionately about and to do whatever we can to make a difference. In fact, many of the issues William and I now work on are subjects we were introduced to by our father growing up. “His passion and dedication are remarkable and seeing so many of you here today, I cannot fail but to be in awe of the drive he has had for so many years, to contribute to the enrichment of society both in this country and around the world.” #PrinceandPatron
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Today The Prince of Wales's 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration was held at Buckingham Palace. The event celebrated the achievements of His Royal Highness' Patronages, Military affiliations, the charities HRH supports & others involved in public service. Ahead of The Prince's 70th birthday later this year, HRH and The Duchess of Cornwall were joined by 6,500 people from 386 of HRH's patronages, as well as people representing all 18 of HRH's military affiliations. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also attended the event, their first since they were married on Saturday. #PrinceandPatron
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have this official photograph taken on their wedding day by photographer Alexi Lubomirski. The Couple are joined by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Ms. Doria Ragland, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Bridesmaids and Pageboys, which included Prince George and Princess Charlotte, in The Green Drawing Room, Windsor Castle. #RoyalWedding
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The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Ms. Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes & her husband Robert stand on the steps of St George’s Chapel following the #royalwedding
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Sealed with a kiss. Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day. #royalwedding
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The Prince of Wales accompanied Ms. Meghan Markle down the aisle of the Quire at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on the day she married Prince Harry. The Prince of Wales said he is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way. #royalwedding
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Today is the day. Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will be married at Windsor Castle. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will attend. His Royal Highness will walk Ms. Markle down the aisle from the Quire. #RoyalWedding Watch live by following our link in bio.
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall toured @ynap’s new Tech Hub today, a cutting edge centre in London developed by the online fashion retailer as part of their investment in technology and operations. @ynap employs close to 5,000 people with more than 2,000 based in London. As part of the tour, TRH visited a showroom featuring British brands and sustainable fashion and met students who were taking part in coding workshops.
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Today The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have carried out engagements in London to celebrate technology, innovation and sustainable fashion. TRH first visited the @youtube Space to meet YouTubers and learn about @googleartsculture projects. The project is an immersive way for users to explore art, history and wonders of the world. It puts over 1,500 museums at users’ fingertips. Then The Prince of Wales joined YouTuber @joe_sugg – who has a huge digital following but who is also a trained roof thatcher. The Prince took part in some traditional thatching. HRH champions traditional skills such as thatching through his charity. HRH also joined a discussion with his youth charities about violent crime and how social media can help. Meanwhile, The Duchess joined YouTuber @LouisePentland for a chat about children’s literacy and then took part in a "tiltbrush" demonstration. Tiltbrushing enables users to create 3D paintings and designs.
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall regularly visit Commonwealth countries and show their support for the Commonwealth through military links, charitable activities and attending special events. Since 1969, The Prince of Wales has visited 44 Commonwealth countries, many of them on several occasions. In April, Their Royal Highnesses attended the opening of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia on behalf of The Queen, before The Prince of Wales visited Vanuatu for the first time. Follow the link in our bio to watch the full video from #RoyalVisitAustralia and #RoyalVisitVanuatu.
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It has been a wonderful three days for The Prince and The Duchess on the #RoyalVisitGreece. Thank you for the warm welcome 🇬🇷 Ήταν τρεις καταπληκτικές ημέρες στην Ελλάδα στο πλαίσιο της επίσημης επίσκεψης. Σας ευχαριστούμε πολύ!
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To begin the third and final day of the #RoyalVisitGreece, The Prince and The Duchess toured Knossos Archaeological Site on the island of Crete. Knossos was the centre of the Minoan culture of Bronze Age Crete, established around 7,000 BC.
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While The Prince of Wales watched from aboard the Hellenic Naval Trireme in Piraeus Harbour, the @rafredarrows conducted a flypast to mark the #RoyalVisitGreece. The flypast was dedicated to two pilots from the Greek Air Force and Red Arrows who recently lost their lives. #RedArrows
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The Prince of Wales toured the Hellenic Ship AVEROF today during a visit to Piraeus Harbour in Athens. HRH also visited ships HMS ECHO and HMC VALIANT and heard about the rescue efforts being carried out in the Aegean Sea. #RoyalVisitGreece 📸PA
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The Duchess of Cornwall visited Kaisariani Monastery near Athens today for a UNESCO literary event with local schoolchildren. HRH toured the 11th century Eastern Orthodox monastery during her visit and heard about its fascinating history. #RoyalVisitGreece
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This morning The Prince and The Duchess took a walking tour of the Kapnikarea area of central Athens. #RoyalVisitGreece Their Royal Highnesses meet local residents and tried traditional Greek coffee in a local café. ☕️
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This evening, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended an Official Dinner at the Presidential Mansion in Athens. TRH arrived in Greece earlier today for the start of a three-day visit to celebrate the UK and Greece's longstanding maritime and military relationship, youth opportunity, charitable and education connections. #RoyalVisitGreece
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Nice Flower Market this morning, the final stop on the #RoyalVisitFrance. Thank you for the wonderful welcome this week, TRH will today begin the #RoyalVisitGreece. . Merci d'avoir accueilli le Prince et la Duchesse en France. Ce fut une merveilleuse visite. 📸PA
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall continued the #RoyalVisitFrance today in Lyon. TRH began the visit at a VE Day ceremony at Le Parc de la Tête d'or. The Prince of Wales laid a wreath to remember those who fought in France during WWII.
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To end the first day of the #RoyalVisitFrance, The Prince and The Duchess attended a reception at Villa Masséna to celebrate ties between the UK and Nice. In a speech, The Prince said “We are neighbours by Fate, partners by choice and friends because of the shared experience and deep affection that binds us. “Time and again we have stood together, and struggled together, for the values that we both cherish.” His Royal Highness was then declared an Honorary Citizen of Nice by Mayor Estrosi. Tomorrow TRH will visit Lyon as the #RoyalVisitFrance continues. 🇫🇷
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Today in Èze, The Prince and The Duchess received a masterclass on different scents and perfume-making techniques at Fragonard Perfumery. The Perfumery was founded in 1926 and is one of the most well known in France. TRH arrived in France today for a three-day official visit. Take a look at our Instagram story for more from today. #RoyalVisitFrance
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Nice today for the #RoyalVisitFrance. Their Royal Highnesses began the visit by attending commemorations for the victims who were affected by the attack on La Promenade des Anglais in July 2016. Families of the victims and members of the emergency services who worked on the evening of the attack met TRH following the commemorations and The Prince of Wales laid flowers from his Highgrove Garden at the memorial, which is dedicated to the 86 people who died.
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This image of Prince Louis was taken by The Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace on 26th April. Prince Louis was born on 23rd April at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share this photograph of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace. This image was taken on 2nd May, on Princess Charlotte’s third Birthday.
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🔊In Kind Direct helps charities in need of supplies by distributing items donated by companies to UK charities working globally. Founded in 1997 by The Prince of Wales, @inkinddirect works with not-for-profit organisations and companies to help ensure that everyone has access to life's essentials and that no usable product goes to waste. Follow the link in our bio to view the full video.
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A very Happy Birthday to HRH Princess Charlotte, who turns three today.
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A sea of daffodils brighten up the Clarence House garden, seen here in full bloom early last month. #NationalGardeningWeek
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The Prince of Wales experiences the interactive exhibition at the @sirjohnmonashcentre in Villers-Bretonneux. The centre tells the story of Australia's experience of the Western Front and Belgium during WWI. Today is #ANZACDay – which honours the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
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The Prince of Wales attended a Dawn Service this morning to mark the centenary of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux in France. HRH attended commemorations on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen. Around 2,400 Australians were killed in the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. During a reading, HRH said: “Today, as we mark a century since they gave their lives, let us resolve to continue to fulfil their trust, so that every passing year will only add to the measure of their honour.” #AnzacDay 📸PA
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The Prince of Wales has released a statement following the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child. His Royal Highness said: “We are both so pleased at the news. It is a great joy to have another grandchild, the only trouble is I don’t know how I am going to keep up with them.”
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Tonight The Duchess of Cornwall will appear in a new documentary that follows HRH throughout her 70th birthday year. The programme features The Duchess as she meets people from all walks of life, carries out charity work and accompanies The Prince of Wales on overseas tours. Watch the documentary in full at 9pm on @ITV. Follow the link in our bio to watch a clip.
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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs today. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz and The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well. A notice has been placed on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace following the announcement of the birth. It is tradition that a framed notice of birth goes on display on a ceremonial easel on the forecourt at the Palace.
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This week, ladies from the Peckham @WomensInstitute, assisted by @ChefTomKerridge, made a cake in the Clarence House kitchens for The Queen’s 92nd birthday. 🎂 The Duchess of Cornwall dropped in to see how it was going! #QueensBirthday #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty
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Tonight, on The Queen’s 92nd birthday, a special concert was held at the @royalalberthall to celebrate. 🎉 Members of the Royal Family, including The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, attended the concert. Performers included @realsirtomjones, @kylieminogue and @craigdavid. “Would you all give Her Majesty three unbelievably rousing cheers on Her Birthday. Hip hip hip...hooray!” 🎊 - The Prince of Wales #QueensBirthday #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty 📸 PA
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Today marks Her Majesty The Queen’s 92nd birthday. #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty #QueensBirthday 📸PA
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Tonight The Prince of Wales attended a dinner at Buckingham Palace hosted by Her Majesty The Queen for representatives and Heads of Commonwealth Governments. The dinner followed this morning’s formal Opening Ceremony of #CHOGM2018. The Duchess of Cornwall and other Members of the Royal Family also attended the dinner.