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New Family Photographs Released to Mark The Prince of Wales’s 70th Birthday

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New Family Photographs Released to Mark The Prince of Wales's 70th Birthday
New Family Photographs Released to Mark The Prince of Wales's 70th Birthday

New family photographs released to mark The Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday

Two new family photographs have been released to mark The Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday.

New Family Photographs Released to Mark The Prince of Wales's 70th Birthday
New Family Photographs Released to Mark The Prince of Wales’s 70th Birthday

The Prince of Wales is pictured in the garden of Clarence House with The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and his grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The photographs were taken in September by Chris Jackson.

Celebrate the 70th Birthday of Prince Charles with this limited edition first day cover featuring six new stamps in a new miniature sheet. Pre-order here.

Celebrate the 70th Birthday of Prince Charles with this limited edition first day cover featuring six new stamps in a new miniature sheet.

Duke of Cambridge to Attend Inaugural ‘This Can Happen’ Conference

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Duke of Cambridge to Attend Inaugural ‘This Can Happen’ Conference
The Duke of Cambridge pushes a button to launch a nuclear fusion test during a visit to the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Culham Science Centre, Oxfordshire.

THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE JOINS ‘THIS CAN HAPPEN’ CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

InterContinental, London, The O2

Tuesday 20th November, 2018

The Duke of Cambridge will attend the inaugural ‘This Can Happen’ conference, highlighting solutions and innovation in the workplace to support mental health.

The conference brings together hundreds of delegates from the UK and further afield to share best practice in multiple different fields. His Royal Highness will join sessions during the conference, including one on male mental health, and will take part in an interactive training workshop that some companies are currently trialling with their staff.

The Duke will also spend time meeting people who are changing the way mental health is supported in their companies, as well as individuals who have personally been affected.

‘This Can Happen’ has been created by Zoe Sinclair of ‘Employees Matter’, with Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn. Neil and Jonny came to prominence through Channel 4’s ‘Strangers on The Bridge’ programme, which told the story of how Jonny tried to find the friendly ‘stranger’, Neil, who had spoken to him on Waterloo Bridge and convinced him not to take his own life. In 2017, Jonny and Neil ran the London Marathon together as part of The Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign.

In October, His Royal Highness launched ‘Mental Health at Work’, the latest initiative from Heads Together and the mental health charity Mind, which provides free resources to companies wanting more help to support their employees’ wellbeing.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will Attend the Royal Variety Performance

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will Attend the Royal Variety Performance
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the naming and unveiling of a new Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft at Dubbo City Regional Airport, in Dubbo, New South Wales, on the second day of the royal couple's visit to Australia.

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX WILL ATTEND THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE

The London Palladium

Monday 19th November, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the Royal Variety Performance at The London Palladium on Monday 19th November. His Royal Highness attended his first Royal Variety Performance in 2015 when it was held at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Royal Variety Performance takes place every year and is held in aid of the Royal Variety Charity (RVC), of which The Queen is Patron. The money raised from the show helps hundreds of entertainers throughout the UK, who are in need of help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times. In particular, the charity assists former members of the entertainment industry living in Brinsworth House, a residential home in Twickenham, which is owned and run by the charity. Upon arrival The Duchess will receive a posy that includes foliage from Brinsworth House garden.

The evening will be hosted by Greg Davies and will include performances from Take That, the cast of Hamilton, George Ezra, Clean Bandit, the cast of ‘Tina, The Tina Turner Musical’, and Andrea and Matteo Bocelli.

Their Royal Highnesses will meet a number of performers, as well as Royal Variety Charity and ITV executives, both before and after the show.

The origins of the Royal Variety Performance date back to 1912 when King George V and Queen Mary agreed to attend a ‘Royal Command Performance’ at the Palace Theatre in London, in aid of the Variety Artistes’ Benevolent Fund. In July 1919, the second Royal show was performed and was the first to be billed a ‘Royal Variety Performance’. Held at London’s Coliseum, the show was staged as a ‘celebration of peace’ and, as the official announcement expressed, ‘had been commanded by The King to show his appreciation of the generous manner in which artistes of the variety stage had helped the numerous funds connected with the War’.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Visit South Yorkshire

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The Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WILL VISIT SOUTH YORKSHIRE

Rotherham and Barnsley

Wednesday 14th November, 2018

On Wednesday 14th November The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit South Yorkshire. In Rotherham they will officially open McLaren Automotive’s new Composites Technology Centre before travelling to Barnsley’s local Centrepoint hostel. At the hostel Their Royal Highnesses will meet with young people who are supported by the charity, and visit their new Learning Hub. The Duke has been Patron of Centrepoint since 2005.

The new McLaren Composites Technology Centre will be used to innovate the process of designing and constructing lightweight carbon fibre ‘tubs’, which form the internal shell of all McLaren cars. Their Royal Highnesses will be shown the prototype manufacturing line that includes industrial processes for cutting and fitting carbon fibre. The carbon fibre car chassis produced here will then be assembled at McLaren’s site in Woking, which The Duke visited last year.

Their Royal Highnesses will meet those working in the factory and hear about plans for the Centre’s expansion that will provide 200 new jobs for the local area. Some of McLaren’s STEM Ambassadors will also be present at the event and will speak to The Duke and Duchess about their work encouraging children to get involved in science-based learning and careers.

The Duke and Duchess will then travel to Barnsley where they will visit one of Centrepoint’s services, which supports over 60 homeless young people from the local area every day. Last year 7,000 young people in Yorkshire and the Humber approached their local authority because they were homeless or at risk. In Barnsley, Centrepoint is working to provide these young people with accommodation and support to get them back into education, training and employment. Their Royal Highnesses will help prepare lunch in the kitchen before sitting down with residents to talk about their experiences.

After lunch, The Duke and Duchess will visit Centrepoint’s new Andy Norman Learning Hub. The Hub has been built to provide a dedicated space and resources for young people at risk of homelessness in Barnsley, which will enable them to improve their skills and move towards independence. Their Royal Highnesses will have the opportunity to chat with those who use the Learning Hub before officially opening it.

Her Majesty to Attend Anglo-Norse Society Centenary Reception

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Royal visit to Royal Air Force Club
Queen Elizabeth II being shown the new stained-glass window by Jo Salter, Trustee and first British female jet pilot (left), during her visit to the Royal Air Force Club in London to mark its centenary year.

THE QUEEN WILL ATTEND THE ANGLO-NORSE SOCIETY CENTENARY RECEPTION

Thursday, 15th November 2018

Her Majesty The Queen will attend the Anglo-Norse Society Centenary Reception at The Naval and Military Club, 4 St James’s Square, on Thursday 15th November. On arrival, The Queen will meet with King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, who will undertake the visit alongside Her Majesty. Both Her Majesty The Queen and His Majesty King Harald V of Norway are joint Patrons of the Society.

The Centenary Reception offers an opportunity to recognise members of the Anglo-Norse Society who have made a positive contribution to its community and culture over the past 100 years.

Their Majesties will be introduced to the Anglo-Norse Society Council, before viewing the Society’s Almanac.

Their Majesties will also meet members, scholars and supporters of the Society, before signing the Society’s Almanac on departure.

Founded in 1918, The Anglo-Norse Society in London is a registered charity promoting understanding between Britain and Norway.

The Society hosts a programme of events, which include talks by British and Norwegian speakers on a wide variety of subjects, as well as film showings and excursions.

The Society also supports scholarships for British students to pursue graduate and postgraduate study in Norway. The membership in London is both British and Norwegian.

The Duke of Sussex to Visit Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

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Prince Harry to Attend London Fire Brigade Carol Service

THE DUKE OF SUSSEX WILL VISIT THE 90th FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Thursday 8th November, 2018

The Duke of Sussex will visit the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 8th November, 2018. This will be the 90th year of the Field of Remembrance, and the 6th time that His Royal Highness has attended the event.

The Field of Remembrance has been organised by The Poppy Factory and held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey since November 1928, when only two Remembrance Tribute Crosses were planted. There are now approximately 70,000 crosses produced by the Factory team each year which are planted on more than 360 plots for regimental and other associations. Ex-service men and women, as well as members of the public, can plant a cross carrying a personal message in memory of those who have lost their lives in the service of others. The Field is opened every Thursday before Remembrance Sunday and stays open for a further ten days.

The Duke of Sussex will lay a Cross of Remembrance and the ‘Last Post’ will sound, followed by a two minute silence. His Royal Highness will then visit the plots, meeting veterans from all areas of the Armed Forces who have served in past campaigns and more recent conflicts.

For more information visit: https://www.poppyfactory.org/field-of-remembrance

Royals to Mark Remembrance Day and Armistice Centenary

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Remembrance Sunday
Queen Elizabeth II lays a wreath during the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, 2016

Royal attendance at engagements to mark Remembrance Day and the Armistice Centenary

The Queen and Members of the Royal Family will attend a number of national engagements to mark Remembrance Day, and the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Thursday 8th November

The Duke of Sussex will visit the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 8th November 2018.

Saturday 10th November

The Queen and Members of the Royal Family will attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Festival will be attended by The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

Sunday 11th November

The Queen and Members of the Royal Family will attend the annual Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

The Queen will view the Service from the balcony of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office building. A wreath will be laid on The Queen’s behalf by The Prince of Wales. An Equerry will lay a wreath on behalf of The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Service at the Cenotaph will also be attended by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent.

Following the Service The Princess Royal will take the Salute at the March Past of Veteran Organisations on Horse Guards Parade.

The Prince of Wales, Colonel of the Welsh Guards, will go on to a Service at the Guards’ Chapel and lay a wreath at the Guards’ Memorial for the Welsh Guards’ Regimental Remembrance Sunday.

The Duke of York will go on to a Commemorative Service marking the Centenary of the Armistice of the First World War at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast. The Earl and Countess of Wessex will attend the Welsh National Service of Thanksgiving at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff. The Princess Royal will attend the Scottish Commemorative Service for the Centenary of the First Armistice in Glasgow Cathedral. The Duke and Duchess Gloucester will attend The National Memorial Arboretum Armistice Day Service in Staffordshire.

That evening, Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent will attend a Service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey.

HM The Queen to Attend Armistice Service at Westminster Abbey

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Remembrance Sunday 2017
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth ll and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall watch from the balcony during the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph in London on November 12, 2017.

Her Majesty The Queen to attend Armistice Service at Westminster Abbey

11th November 2018

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by other members of the Royal Family, will attend a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the centenary of the Armistice.

The Queen will lay flowers on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior and The Prince of Wales will read from the Bible during the service.

The service will also be attended by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent.

The service at Westminster Abbey to mark the Centenary of the Armistice is the finale of a day of national events to commemorate Armistice Day.

The service will be led by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster and the Address will be given by The Archbishop of Canterbury.

The world premiere of a new anthem by Judith Weir, specially commissioned for the service will be sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey, directed by James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers. The Band of the RAF Regiment will play before and after the service.

Fresh flowers will replace the scarlet poppies which usually line the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. Children from across the UK, who have contributed towards a range of Armistice projects, will also place flowers at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior during the service.

Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

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Royal Festival of Remembrance
The Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II attend the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

THE QUEEN AND MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY WILL ATTEND THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

Saturday 10th November 2018

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by other members of the Royal Family, will attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, on Saturday 10th November, 2018.

This year’s Festival will commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and will mark 100 years since the First World War ended. The Festival is an opportunity for the nation to say Thank You to all who served, and to those who sacrificed their lives.

The Royal Party will be received by Mr Jon Moynihan, President of the Royal Albert Hall and Air Marshal David Walker, President of the Royal British Legion. Members of the Royal Family who will be attending this year include:

Her Majesty The Queen
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Duke of York
The Earl and Countess of Wessex
The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
The Duke and Duchess of Kent
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent

The Festival will be broadcast live on BBC One from the Royal Albert Hall on the evening of 10th November.

To find out more visit, http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/

The Queen to Open New Headquarters of Schroders plc

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Her Majesty to Visit King George VI Day Centre

THE QUEEN WILL OPEN THE NEW HEADQUARTERS OF SCHRODERS PLC, LONDON

Wednesday 7th November, 2018

Her Majesty The Queen will open the new Headquarters of Schroders plc, 1 London Wall Place, on Wednesday 7th November, 2018.

During the visit, The Queen will be given a tour of the new building, taking in the operational and client spaces and visiting the investment team floor. Her Majesty will meet board members; some of Schroders’ longest-serving employees; and staff members from across the institution, including the Armed Forces employee group. The Queen will be shown items from the company’s archive demonstrating its 200 year history as well the latest innovative technologies. Her Majesty will unveil a plaque to commemorate the visit and formally open the new headquarters.

Schroders’ modern headquarters provide an innovative and collaborative working environment for over 2,500 employees. The building has sustainability at its core and is on target to achieve a BREEAM excellence rating, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for buildings. The building’s development is also steeped in history, incorporating a section of London’s Roman wall and the ruins of the tower of the medieval St Alphage’s Church.

Schroders was founded in 1804 when Johann Heinrich Schröder became a partner in J. F. Schröder & Co., the London-based firm founded by his brother, Johann Friedrich Schröder. In its early days, the company focused on the finance of trade between America and Europe but soon developed a global client base. Today, the global investment manager has 4,900 staff across six continents and is responsible for £449.4 billion of assets for its clients.

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