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Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers

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The Duke of Edinburgh in his uniform as a Field Marshall in the British Army, one of his recent promotions.

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers

For the first time on television, more than a dozen members of the Royal Family offer their personal thoughts and reflections as they pay an historic tribute to the extraordinary life of His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.

All the children of the Queen and the Duke, along with their adult grandchildren and other members of the Royal Family, have agreed to take part in this unique portrait of the longest-serving consort in royal history.

Originally conceived to mark Prince Philip’s 100th birthday, this landmark documentary features interviews filmed both before and after the Duke’s death in April. The documentary-makers have been inside Buckingham Palace to meet the Duke’s long-serving staff and to capture his study, private office and library, exactly as they were during his seven decades at the heart of royal life.

There are poignant recollections, plenty of humour and numerous fresh insights into the character and legacy of this royal pioneer. 

With special access to the Queen’s private cine-film collection, this film is an unrivalled portrait of a man with a unique place in royal history – by those who knew him best.

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers airs Wednesday 22 September at 9pm on BBC One.

The Duchess of Cambridge Visits Cumbria

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The Duchess of Cambridge helps make winter bird feed during a visit to the King Henry's Walk Garden in Islington, London to learn about a project bringing people together through a shared love of horticulture.

THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WILL VISIT CUMBRIA

Tuesday 21st September 2021

The Duchess of Cambridge will travel to Cumbria on Tuesday 21st September where she will carry out visits highlighting the beneficial, lifelong impact that nature and the outdoors can have on young people.

The Duchess, who is Honorary Air Commandant of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, will begin the day by joining a group of Air Cadets taking part in a number of outdoor activities, including mountain biking.

Her Royal Highness’ visit will mark the re-opening of the RAF Air Cadets’ Windermere Adventure Training Centre following a £2m refit. The centre will enable hundreds of cadets from across the UK to be able to visit the Lake District each year and take part in a wide variety of activities, allowing them to build their confidence and leadership skills and achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

The Duchess of Cambridge passionately believes that spending time outdoors plays a pivotal role in children and young people’s future health and happiness, building foundations that last over a lifetime by encouraging active exploration and the opportunity to form and strengthen positive relationships.

Next, Her Royal Highness will embark on a boat trip with two of the ‘Windermere Children’, a group of 300 child Holocaust survivors who came to stay in the Lake District in 1945 for a period of recuperation following the atrocities they experienced in concentration camps and the ghettos of Nazi-occupied Europe.

The Duchess wanted to be able to meet some of the survivors in person and hear their stories, having previously learnt about the history of the Windermere Children. During the boat trip she will hear about the ways in which their time in the lakes and the innovative support that they received at the Calgarth Estate, including outdoor recreation, sport and art therapy, allowed them to be able to begin to heal from the trauma of their childhood experiences.

Her Royal Highness will then disembark at the Jetty Museum, where she will meet relatives of survivors who will speak about how their loved ones’ time in Cumbria helped them to go on to build successful lives in the UK. The Duchess will also learn about the work of the Lake District Holocaust Project to document and educate the public about the experiences of the Windermere Children.

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay Visit Aberdeen Art Gallery

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and visit Old Clapham Town to celebrate the High Street and retail sector as non-essential shops reopen and Coronavirus restrictions ease, 2021

 THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF ROTHESAY VISIT ABERDEEN ART GALLERY 

Tuesday 21st September 

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay will officially open the redeveloped Aberdeen Art Gallery.

The Duke and The Duchess of Rothesay will be greeted by the Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeen City, Barney Crockett on arrival. 

Their Royal Highnesses will tour the gallery, meeting with staff and members of the team who delivered the redevelopment of the Art Gallery between 2015 and 2019, along the way. 

The Duke and The Duchess will together visit the Remembrance Hall before separately viewing different exhibitions and displays around the Gallery. His Royal Highness will attend the Balmoral Phenomenon Gallery and view a display of dresses and costumes bequeathed by the late Mrs Frances Farquharson of Invercauld. Her Royal Highness will meet with children who have recently participated in the Gallery’s education scheme, the ‘Art Chat’ project. 

Their Royal Highnesses will conclude the visit on the roof terrace where they will meet invited guests and unveil a plaque to officially open the Gallery. 

The Duke and The Duchess of Rothesay 

Their Royal Highnesses continue to show their support for tourism, art institutions and cultural organisations following the pandemic crisis. 

In December 2020, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the National Gallery in London for their first official public engagement since the second lockdown in England ended. 

In June 2021, The Duchess of Cornwall celebrated The Royal Academy of Dance’s 100-year anniversary by attending their exhibition at the V&A. 

Earlier this month, Their Royal Highnesses visited Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow to mark their 120th anniversary. 

Aberdeen Art Gallery 

Aberdeen Art Gallery is home to one of the finest collections in the UK. Spanning over 700 years, the Collection of National Significance includes works by important Scottish artists, designers and makers such as Henry Raeburn, Joan Eardley, Samuel Peploe, Rachel McLean, Bill Gibb and James Cromar Watt, as well as nationally and internationally acclaimed artists including Barbara Hepworth, Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin and Claude Monet. For over 130 years, Aberdeen Art Gallery has been acquiring the best and most interesting contemporary artworks. 

Designed in the neo-classical style by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie, Aberdeen Art Gallery opened in 1885. It was extended in the 1920s with the addition of the Cowdray Hall concert venue, the interior Remembrance Hall and the exterior Cenotaph, all by the original architect. Between 2015 and 2019, the Art Gallery underwent a landmark redevelopment supported by Aberdeen City Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund and led by Hoskins Architects. Aberdeen Art Gallery was a joint winner of the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year prize 2020. The Aberdeen Art Gallery redevelopment project was also recognised recently with awards from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). 

HRH Princess Beatrice Gives Birth to Baby Girl

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Official wedding photograph of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi outside The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor after their wedding with Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. July 18, 2020. Photo credit: Benjamin Wheeler/PA Wire.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BIRTH OF PRINCESS BEATRICE AND MR EDOARDO MAPELLI MOZZI’S BABY

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter on Saturday 18th September 2021, at 23.42, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.

The baby weighs 6 pounds and 2 ounces.

The new baby’s grandparents and great-grandparents have all been informed and are delighted with the news. The family would like to thank all the staff at the hospital for their wonderful care.

Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well, and the couple are looking forward to introducing their daughter to her big brother Christopher Woolf.

Royals to Attend World Premiere of “No Time To Die”

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a drive-in cinema with NHS Charities Together at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. May, 2021.

THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL AND THE DUKE AND THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE ATTEND THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “NO TIME TO DIE” 

Tuesday 28th September 2021 

Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge will attend the World Premiere of “No Time to Die” at the Royal Albert Hall.

Their Royal Highnesses will arrive at the Royal Albert Hall, where they will be greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa and introduced to the Producers of “No Time to Die”, Mr. Michael G. Wilson and Ms. Barbara Broccoli. 

Their Royal Highnesses will then be introduced to the President of the Royal Albert Hall, Mr. Ian McCulloch, before meeting Senior Film executives and the film Director, Cary Joji Fukunaga inside. Their Royal Highnesses will also meet some of the cast including Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux and Lashana Lynch, screenwriters including Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and “No Time To Die” performers Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell. 

Their Royal Highnesses will be presented with posies and programmes before moving into the auditorium to view the film. A number of health care workers and members of the armed forces will join Their Royal Highnesses and other guests in the auditorium to watch the film. They have been invited to the event to celebrate and thank them for their extraordinary contribution to the nation’s response to the Covid pandemic. 

The World Premiere will benefit charities supporting serving and former members of the three intelligence agencies (the Secret Intelligence Service, the Security Service and GCHQ). The evening will also assist charities supporting past and present members of the United Kingdom Special Forces. 

No Time to Die 

This is the 25th James Bond Film and fifth and final film featuring Daniel Craig as James Bond. 

In “No Time To Die”, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. 

The Prince of Wales 

The Prince of Wales is Patron of The British Film Institute which promotes understanding of and access to film and television culture and operates a film archive. In December 2018, The Prince of Wales visited the BFI Southbank to celebrate 40 years as Patron of the British Film Institute. 

In June 2019 His Royal Highness visited the film set at Pinewood where he met apprentices of the British Film Institute, of which His Royal Highness is Patron, who worked on the film. 

In October 2012, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the World Premiere of the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 

The Duke of Cambridge 

The Duke of Cambridge has been President of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) since February 2010, which in addition to its Award ceremonies has a year-round, international programme of learning events and initiatives that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia. 

In October 2015 The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge attended the World Premiere of the 24th Bond film, Spectre, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 

RNLI Names Lifeboat in Honour of The Duke of Edinburgh

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is proud to announce a new lifeboat will be named in honour of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Credit - RNLI

RNLI Names Lifeboat in Honour of The Duke of Edinburgh

RNLI names lifeboat in honour of The Duke of Edinburgh The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is proud to announce a new lifeboat will be named in honour of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The state-of-the-art Shannon class boat (ON1346) will be called Duke of Edinburgh in memory of Prince Philip, who passed away on 9 April this year, aged 99.

The RNLI is delighted to honour Prince Philip’s longstanding commitment to maritime services and lifetime of support to Her Majesty The Queen.

Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have a long history with the RNLI. Her Majesty has been Patron of the lifesaving charity since 1952 and The Duke of Edinburgh became a member of the RNLI Council in 1972. Together, they visited several RNLI lifeboat stations over the years, the most recent being the opening of Cowes Lifeboat Station and the naming of its Atlantic 85 class boat in July 2012.

The announcement is being made 71 years to the day that The Duke of Edinburgh assumed command of HMS Magpie in 1950 – his very first sea-going command in the Royal Navy.

And in a further nod to that proud moment in his naval career, earlier this summer, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales attached a magpie engraved plate to the new lifeboat which will bear The Duke of Edinburgh’s name and which is currently being built at the RNLI’s All-weather Lifeboat Centre, in Poole, Dorset.

The lifeboat is due to go into service in late 2022 at Wells-next-the-Sea, just a short distance from Sandringham, the Royal Estate in Norfolk where The Duke of Edinburgh spent much of his time after stepping back from public duties in August 2017.

RNLI chief executive Mark Dowie said: ‘It’s a great honour, not just for Wells Lifeboat Station but for the RNLI as a whole.

‘We had hoped to mark The Duke of Edinburgh’s long service and support for the maritime sector by naming a lifeboat in his honour in his 100th year.

‘We heard that The Duke was pleased to learn of the plans to name a lifeboat after him and that it was going to be serving a community so close to Sandringham. Very sadly The Duke passed away before His Royal Highness could see it happen, but we are delighted to pay tribute to his legacy in this way today.’

Wells Lifeboat Operations Manager Chris Hardy said: ‘Wells Lifeboat Station is immensely proud and honoured to have its new Shannon class lifeboat named Duke of Edinburgh. We are in no doubt that our new lifeboat will continue the vital work of saving lives at sea, which we know His Royal Highness was so passionate about throughout his lifelong maritime association.’

The new lifeboat is the 53rd funded by the generosity of civil servant donations to The Lifeboat Fund as part of the Civil Service charity’s 150th anniversary appeal.

Chair of The Lifeboat Fund and Director of GCHQ, Sir Jeremy Fleming said: ‘The Lifeboat Fund is delighted to be the principal donor for the new lifeboat at Wells-next-the-Sea.

‘It’s the second lifeboat for Wells with a royal association, the first being the Royal Silver Jubilee that was on service at the station from 1936 to 1945. This one seems especially fitting.’

WIN a Copy of Prince Philip’s Century

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Prince Philip's Century

WIN a Copy of Prince Philip’s Century – The Extraordinary Life of The Duke Of Edinburgh

Originally due for release to celebrate Prince Philip’s 100th birthday in June, Robert Jobson’s fascinating book has been updated to commemorate the life of the Duke of Edinburgh following his death on 9th April 2021.

For decades Prince Philip shared the Queen’s burden of office without upstaging her, always privately providing reassurance and advice but never overstepping the boundaries of his supporting role.

It was an unforgiving position – a challenge for anyone – but one that he met head on. He remained the Queen’s adviser until his death and is recognised as such the world over. That said, he was wise enough to recognise his limitations and the constraints of his role. He always seemed to instinctively know when it was time to step back and let his wife take the lead. His job was, after all, to allow her star to shine.

Robert Jobson’s magnificent new biography of the Duke of Edinburgh tells the full story of his remarkable life and achievements, and how, after his marriage in 1947 to Princess Elizabeth, this dedicated military man spent so much of his life supporting his wife. But he was to create a role for himself as a determined moderniser and environmental campaigner, and through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, encouraging young people to reach their potential.

Though perhaps his greatest achievements have been as a loyal husband and companion, and as a loving father and grandfather.

You know this is going to be an absorbing read because it comes from the pen of Robert Jobson, one of Britain’s leading Royal commentators.

Dubbed ‘the Godfather of Royal reporting’ by the Wall Street Journal, he is Royal Editor of the Evening Standard and regularly appears on television as a Royal expert. A best-selling author and award-winning correspondent, he has been at the forefront of Royal reporting for a quarter of a century.

Prince Philip’s Century – The Extraordinary Life of the Duke of Edinburgh is published by Ad Lib and is out now in paperback, RRP £8.99. We have five copies to give away to lucky Royal Life readers. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one is to answer this very simple question:

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      Prince William and Prince Harry Unveil Statue

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      The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex look at a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London. Credit: Dominic Lipinski

      “Today, on what would have been our Mother’s 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better.

      “Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.

      “Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadley, Pip Morrison and their teams for their outstanding work, to the friends and donors who helped make this happen, and to those around the world who keep our mother’s memory alive.”

      – Prince William and Prince Harry

      New Design for the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace

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      NEW DESIGN FOR THE SUNKEN GARDEN AT KENSINGTON PALACE

      Thursday 1st July 2021

      Ahead of the unveiling of the statue of Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace today, details of the newly redesigned Sunken Garden in which the statue will stand have been released.

      The Sunken Garden will be the permanent home of the statue and was one of the Princess’s favourite locations. The layout and planting scheme has been designed by Pip Morrison and created by the Gardens and Estates team at Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), led by Deputy Head of Gardens and Estates, Graham Dillamore.

      The new design for the garden by Pip Morrison retains the historic structures within a simplified layout of deeper flower borders and a more generous lawn around the pool to create a calmer and more reflective setting for the statue. The planting design features a number of the Princess’s favourite flowers, including forget-me-nots, as well as many other spring and summer blooms in a variety of pastel shades.

      Artist's Impression of the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace. Credit: Historic Royal Palaces
      Artist’s Impression of the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace. Credit: Historic Royal Palaces

      Work on the garden began in October 2019, and since then five gardeners – led by Deputy Head of Gardens and Estates at Historic Royal Palaces, Graham Dillamore – have spent a total of 1,000 hours working on planting. More than 4,000 individual flowers have been planted, including:

      • over 200 roses, of five varieties including Ballerina and Blush Noisette
      • 100 Forget-me-nots
      • 300 tulips, of three varieties including White Triumphator and China Pink
      • over 500 lavender plants
      • over 100 dahlias
      • 50 sweet peas

      More than 400m of fine, short cut turf has also been laid.

      Pip Morrison, who designed the new layout of the garden, said: “This has been a very special project to work on, as the Sunken Garden was a favourite place of Diana, Princess of Wales. We have worked carefully to ensure that the new layout and planting scheme compliments the statue, providing a calming place for people who visit Kensington Palace to remember the Princess.”

      Graham Dillamore, Deputy Head of Gardens and Estates at Historic Royal Palaces, said: “While she was in residence at Kensington Palace, Diana, Princess of Wales regularly admired the changing floral displays in the Sunken Garden and would always stop to talk with me and the other gardeners who cared for it.

      “Over three decades later, I’m honoured to have been part of the team preparing the garden for the installation of this statue. We’ve incorporated a number of the Princess’s favourite flowers into the design, and I hope that visitors to the palace and gardens will enjoy its peaceful setting, and take a moment to reflect on the life and legacy of the Princess.”

      The Sunken Garden was created in 1908 at the instigation of King Edward VII, in an area of the palace gardens previously occupied by potting sheds and greenhouses. The layout of the garden takes inspiration from the 17th-century Dutch-style Pond Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

      To mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 2017, the garden was temporarily renamed ‘The White Garden’ and planted with flowers in white and soft pastel colours, which took inspiration from items from the Princess’s wardrobe then on display in the palace.

      Designed to be viewed from the Cradle Walk, the garden and statue of Diana, Princess of Wales will be free to view during Historic Royal Palaces’ opening hours.

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