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Message of Condolence from HM The Queen to the President of the Philippines

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Her Majesty The Queen has sent the following message of condolence to the President of the Philippines:

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the devastation caused by Typhoon Mangkhut. Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to all the victims, to those who have lost loved ones, and to those who have seen their homes and property destroyed. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by these tragedies. Elizabeth R.”

Duke of Cambridge to Visit Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya

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The Duke of Cambridge will visit Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya

The Duke of Cambridge will undertake a visit to Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya from Monday 24th – Sunday 30th September. The private working trip is being made in his capacity as President of United for Wildlife and Patron of Tusk Trust ahead of the 2018 conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade being hosted by the UK Government on 11th and 12th October 2018.

While in the region, His Royal Highness will also undertake a small number of official engagements at the request of Her Majesty’s Government.

The Duke of Cambridge to visit Namibia

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, is set to visit Namibia, on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th September, as part of his trip to Africa ahead of the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference that will be held in London on 11th and 12th of October, 2018.

The aim of the conference is to strengthen international partnerships across borders and beyond government and focus on three key themes: tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade as an organised crime; building coalitions and closing markets.

During his visit, His Royal Highness will meet with His Excellency Vice President Nangolo Mbumba.

The Duke will also attend an event to celebrate UK-Namibia relations at the Residence of The British High Commissioner, Kate Airey, where he will meet key figures working in conservation as well as young people, business leaders, and mental health activists.

The Duke of Cambridge to visit Tanzania

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, is set to visit Dar es Salaam on Thursday 27th of September and Moshi on Saturday 29th of September, to raise awareness of the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference that will be held in London on 11th and 12th of October, 2018.

The aim of the conference is to strengthen international partnerships across borders and beyond government and focus on three key themes: tackling the Illegal Wildlife Trade as an organised crime; building coalitions; and closing markets.

During his visit, His Royal Highness will meet with the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E President Magufuli to discuss the President’s efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade in Tanzania.

The Duke will also visit the Dar es Salaam port where he will learn more about the work Tanzania is doing to combat illegal wildlife trade with support from the UK Government.

In Moshi, His Royal Highness will visit the College of African Wildlife Management.

The Duke of Cambridge to visit Kenya

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, will visit Kenya on Sunday 30th September 2018, as part of a series of public and private engagements in Africa.

During his visit, His Royal Highness will visit 1st Battalion the Irish Guards Battlegroup, who will be training in the country under the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), in his role as Colonel of the Regiment.

The Irish Guards Battlegroup will include an Infantry Company from the Kenya Army. His Royal Highness will see how British and Kenyan troops are training together to improve performance on operations, for the benefit of both countries.

Duchess of Sussex to Attend Opening of ‘Oceania’

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THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX WILL ATTEND THE OPENING OF THE ‘OCEANIA’ EXHIBITION

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Tuesday 25th September, 2018

The Duchess of Sussex will attend the opening of ‘Oceania’ at the Royal Academy of Arts on Tuesday 25th September.

‘Oceania’ is the first ever major survey of Oceanic art to be held in the United Kingdom. The exhibition will celebrate the art of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, encompassing the vast Pacific region including New Guinea, Easter Island, Hawaii and New Zealand. ‘Oceania’ will bring together around 200 works from public collections worldwide, spanning over 500 years. The exhibition also marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy, which was founded in 1768 – the same year Captain James Cook set out on his first Endeavour expedition.

The exhibition will be organised around three main themes. Voyaging will look at life on the water as revealed through the stories of indigenous navigation. Place-making will explore the settlement of communities and Encounter will focus on trade and exchange in Pacific cultures.

During the visit, The Duchess will receive a tour of ‘Oceania’, spending time viewing exhibits from different regions including New Zealand, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and Australia, which she and The Duke of Sussex will visit in October. Her Royal Highness will also meet the exhibition’s curators and artists as well as descendants linked to the works displayed and view a short performance of Ngāti Rānana, a Māori cultural group.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s programme during their official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand next month will focus on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts.

Oceania’ will run at the Royal Academy of Arts from 29th September – 10th December 2018.

Duchess of Sussex to Launch ‘Together’ Cookbook

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Community Kitchen
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THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX TO HOST EVENT CELEBRATING LAUNCH OF ‘TOGETHER’ COOKBOOK

Kensington Palace

Thursday 20th September, 2018

The Duchess of Sussex will host a celebratory event at Kensington Palace on Thursday 20th September to mark the launch of Together, a cookbook celebrating the power of cooking to strengthen communities and bring people together. The Duke of Sussex will join Her Royal Highness for the event.

The Duchess of Sussex has written the foreword for the book, which features recipes from a group of women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The women decided to gather and prepare fresh food for their families and neighbours, as a way of helping the community to connect, heal and look forward, and to convene through food. This became known as the Hubb Community Kitchen – hubb means love in Arabic.

Proceeds from the book, which is released on Thursday 20th September in the UK, will support the Hubb Community Kitchen, helping it to stay open and to thrive, so it can widen its reach to others in the community and beyond. The Royal Foundation is administering the transfer of funds to the Hubb Community Kitchen.

The women of the Hubb Community Kitchen will showcase their own personal recipes featured in the cookbook, many of which have been handed down through generations. Guests will enjoy the home-made dishes including coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala and a range of chapatis and sharing dips, as well as caramelised plum upside-down cake, and spiced mint tea.

The Duchess will join the women as they prepare the meal and assist with the preparations, before the women and Their Royal Highnesses sit to enjoy the freshly made food with their guests. Guests will include members of the local community, representatives from Ebury Press, Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre and The Royal Foundation.

Duchess of Sussex Supports Cookbook Celebrating Community Kitchen

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Together: Our Community Cookbook

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex is supporting a new charity cookbook, 'Together: Our Community Cookbook', which celebrates the power of cooking to bring people together http://bit.ly/2xnHCb3

Posted by Royal Life Magazine on Monday, 17 September 2018

THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX SUPPORTS COOKBOOK CELEBRATING COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Community Kitchen

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex is supporting a new charity cookbook, which celebrates the power of cooking to bring people together.

Supported by The Royal Foundation and published by Penguin Random House companies, ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’ showcases over 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Last summer, a group of women gathered in a communal kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London, where they could prepare fresh food for their families, friends and neighbours. As they cooked together and shared recipes, as a community they began to connect, heal and look forward. Word spread and more women joined in – this was the start of the Hubb Community Kitchen.

The proceeds from the book will support the Hubb Community Kitchen, enabling it to stay open and to thrive.

Community Kitchen
Photo credit: Jenny Zarins

The Duchess of Sussex first visited the kitchen in January 2018 and has continued to make regular private visits. United by their passion for cooking as a way of strengthening communities, The Duchess was inspired by how the project empowers women at a grassroots level, and championed the cookbook project as a way of ensuring the kitchen can continue transforming lives and communities through cooking. Her Royal Highness has written the foreword for ‘Together’, which features the women’s own personal recipes from across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean.

In the introduction, the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen wrote: “Our kitchen has always been a place of good food, love, support and friendship. We cook the recipes we’ve grown up with; there’s no stress, and the recipes always work because they have been made so many times – it’s proper comfort food…

“Swapping family recipes and moments of laughter gave us a sense of normality and home. We named ourselves the Hubb Community Kitchen to celebrate the thing that we all feel every time we meet – hubb means love in Arabic.”

Community Kitchen
Photo credit: Jenny Zarins

The Duchess of Sussex wrote in the foreword: “I immediately felt connected to this community kitchen; it is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together. Melding cultural identities under a shared roof, it creates a space to feel a sense of normalcy – in its simplest form, the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy – something we can all relate to…

“Through this charitable endeavour, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive.”

Baroness Rebuck DBE, Chair of Penguin Random House, said: “We were instantly caught up by the extraordinary vision for this project with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Every woman who has contributed a recipe to this book has also contributed a fragment of their lives and memories. Each dish tells a story of culture, family and a sense of home.

“But most of all ‘Together’ is an homage to life and friendship and we hope it will act as a symbol to all communities and encourage cooking together for life and joy.”

The Royal Foundation is administering the transfer of funds from the sale of ‘Together’ to the Hubb Community Kitchen and related projects. Profits from the sales of ‘Together’ will help keep the kitchen open for up to seven days a week and to widen its reach to others in the community.

For more information visit: www.royalfoundation.com/together-cookbook or www.penguin.co.uk/Together.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Attend Coach Core Awards

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at the Southbank Centre in London on July 17, 2018.

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX WILL ATTEND COACH CORE AWARDS

Loughborough University

Monday 24th September, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the Coach Core Awards at Loughborough University on Monday 24th September.

With masterclasses from sports stars such as marathon runner Paula Radcliffe, British tennis star Laura Robson and England netballer Eboni Beckford-Chambers, more than 200 young Coach Core apprentices will take part in the full day of sports training and mentoring before the awards ceremony, which will celebrate the achievements of young people who have taken part in this life-changing programme.

Established by The Royal Foundation in 2012, Coach Core aims to harness the power of sport, and its ability to change lives and empower young people. Driven by a desire to build upon the legacy of the Olympic Games, Coach Core was created by The Royal Foundation to inspire young people who are not in education or employment through sport, and create the next generation of sports coaches who will themselves go on to inspire their communities for many more generations to come.

Today Coach Core trains hundreds of young people across the UK through its scheme, which connects apprentices with the biggest sports clubs in the country, providing unrivalled tuition, paying them a wage, and setting them up for an exciting future.

At this year’s Coach Core Awards, The Duke and Duchess will join graduates, new joiners and other apprentices to celebrate their achievements in categories including Community Outreach Project of the Year, Graduate of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Educator of the Year and Apprentice of the Year.

Their Royal Highnesses will meet some of the apprentices as they take part in drills and team games, before meeting this year’s graduates. The Duke and Duchess will then attend the Awards Ceremony, hosted by TV sports presenter Jake Humphrey. Their Royal Highnesses will each present a category before The Duke gives a closing speech to the young apprentices.

The Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank: An update

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The Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank: An update
Princess Eugenie and her fiance Jack Brooksbank outside St Mary the Virgin Church in Frensham, Surrey, after attending the wedding of Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks.

The Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank: An update

  • The Wedding Service will take place at St George’s Chapel at 1100hrs, with The Dean of Windsor, The Rt Revd. David Conner officiating. The Archbishop of York, The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. John Sentamu, will lead the prayers.
  • The couple are delighted Her Majesty The Queen has agreed for the grounds of Windsor Castle to be opened to those wishing to join the celebrations. After receiving over 100,000 applications, invitations have now gone out to the 1,200 members of the public who will join them on the day.
  • Other guests in the Castle grounds will include representatives of charities and organisations supported by the couple, including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the Teenage Cancer Trust, the Salvation Army and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. Children from two local schools, St George’s School and Coworth Flexlands School, both of which Princess Eugenie attended, will be present, alongside members of the Windsor community, residents of Windsor Castle and a number of Royal Household staff.
  • After the service, the newly married couple will undertake a short ride in a carriage from the Royal Mews, out of Windsor Castle and on to part of the High Street. Opportunities for members of the public wishing to view the couple are on Castle Hill, the High Street and Park Street, echoing the route taken by The Earl and Countess of Wessex following their wedding. The carriage will not travel along the Long Walk.
  • Following the carriage procession, The Queen will give a Reception at Windsor Castle for the couple and their wedding guests.

The Duke of Cambridge Officially Opens Japan House, London

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Japan House London Opening
Photo credit: Adrian Brooks/Imagewise

A speech by The Duke of Cambridge at the Opening of Japan House, London

Minna sama. Konichi-wa.

Thank you Deputy Prime Minister, Ambassador and the Japan House team for your warm welcome.

First of all, a word of condolence if I may for the series of deadly disasters which have beset Japan this summer. In recent weeks you have seen nature at its cruellest and on behalf of my family I wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected.

Japan House London Opening
Photo credit: Adrian Brooks/Imagewise

It is my great pleasure to be here today to help celebrate the Grand Opening of Japan House London – a home for Japanese creativity and innovation, right here on my doorstep in Kensington.

I was deeply honoured three years ago to visit Japan, where I had the chance to experience the wonderful blend of ancient and modern, which so characterises your amazing country.

Japan House London Opening
Photo credit: Adrian Brooks/Imagewise

I found on my visit, something that has been reinforced today. That the U.K. and Japan have a great deal in common – our links with one another – from culture to trade and security – go back centuries.  Indeed, this year marks 160 years since we established formal diplomatic relations between our two countries. And standing here now I am delighted to see those relations continue to flourish.

As countries, we share many fundamental values – such as respect for democracy and the rule of law – and we continue to cooperate closely to tackle important global issues, such as the illegal wildlife trade – an issue very close to my heart.

Japan House London Opening
Photo credit: Adrian Brooks/Imagewise

I am delighted that the U.K. is introducing a domestic ban on ivory, and I welcome Japan’s recent legislative reform to tighten controls around your own domestic ivory market. I hope you might, in time, help other neighbours in Asia to tackle the illegal trade in wildlife products by sharing your experience and expertise.

I am confident that the U.K. and Japan can build on the successes of past collaboration to combat this abhorrent, international crime. And I am pleased that our two countries will be working closely together on this issue in the lead up to the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference here in London next month.

Japan House London Opening
Photo credit: Adrian Brooks/Imagewise

As I am sure you all know, Japan itself will be truly in the global spotlight over the next few years with two major events – the Rugby World Cup in 2019 followed by the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020.  Here in London we know just how exciting those occasions are for the country lucky enough to host them.

And to coincide with these events, the UK-Japan Season of Culture is also due to kick off next year – an opportunity to further enhance a spirit of friendship between the creative industries in our countries.

Japan House London Opening
Photo credit: Adrian Brooks/Imagewise

This amazing building – Japan House London – is intended to be the bridge across which the best in ideas and creativity between the U.K. and Japan will flow. Here, we can build new and lasting relationships in culture, education and business and forge a better understanding of your wonderful country.

On that note, it gives me enormous pleasure to declare Japan House London officially open.

To learn more about the day’s event, click here.

Win a Kinloch Anderson Tartan Cashmere Scarf

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Win One of Five Copies of Bognor and other Regises

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WIN A COPY OF BOGNOR AND OTHER REGISES
A POTTED HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN 100 ROYAL PLACES

Sunday Times Bestselling author Caroline Taggart brings us a round-up of Britain’s most fascinating royal attractions in her new book, Bognor and other Regises. Written in an amusing, accessible style, this fun read puts the spotlight on some of Britain’s quirkiest royals and uncovers fascinating facts and anecdotes about them all.

Right through from Ethelred the Unready to Elizabeth II, from the Isle of Skye to Glastonbury Abby, Caroline taps into the nation’s fascination with royalty past and present.

Whether glamorous or sordid, merrie or morose, our monarchs and their families have led lives very different from ours – and all too often they’ve held the Fate of the Nation in the palms of their hands.

They’ve married for diplomatic reasons and created diplomatic incidents when they divorced. They’ve borne a dozen children and still left no one to succeed them. They’ve got themselves excommunicated and created their own religions.

They’ve waged war against their neighbours and their cousins; built frivolous summer palaces and formidable fortresses.

In so doing, they’ve left their mark all over Great Britain, in castles and churches, on battlefields and stained glass windows. Their stories are written all across our landscape, if we know where to look for them.

Discover the chocolate kitchens at Hampton court built to serve William III and Mary II’s levees; why the anniversary of the death of Katherine of Aragon is celebrated in Peterborough every January and the 20 varieties of thyme that Prince Charles grows at Highgrove.

In this amusing and fast-paced tour of Britain, Caroline Taggart is our guide to all the weird and wonderful places connected with royalty over the last 1,500 years.

We have five copies of Bognor and other Regises to give away to Royal Life readers. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one of these highly entertaining books is answer this simple question:

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