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The Duke of Cambridge will Attend D-Day 75 Commemorative Service



National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

Thursday 6th June, 2019

The Duke of Cambridge has today attended a commemorative service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

His Royal Highness joined more than 20 D-Day veterans, and members of the public, at the service in Heroes’ Square before laying a wreath at the Normandy Campaign Memorial. The service of Remembrance was been organised as part of The Royal British Legion’s commemorative programme for D-Day 75, and was led by the Honorary Arboretum Chaplains.

The Duke had the opportunity to meet the D-Day veterans invited by The Royal British Legion, and hear about their contributions in the critical months, weeks and days leading up to D-Day on 6th June 1944.

The Arboretum is part of The Royal British Legion’s family of charities, and is the nation’s year-round focal point for Remembrance and welcomes over 300,000 visitors each year.

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Queen Speaks at National Commemorative Event for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day


Her Majesty The Queen’s Address at the National Commemorative Event for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on Southsea Common, Portsmouth, on Wednesday 5th June 2019

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

When I attended the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, some thought it might be the last such event. But the wartime generation – my generation – is resilient, and I am delighted to be with you in Portsmouth today.

75 years ago, hundreds of thousands of young soldiers, sailors and airmen left these shores in the cause of freedom. In a broadcast to the nation at that time, my Father, King George VI, said: “…what is demanded from us all is something more than courage and endurance; we need a revival of spirit, a new unconquerable resolve…” That is exactly what those brave men brought to the battle, as the fate of the world depended on their success.

Many of them would never return, and the heroism, courage and sacrifice of those who lost their lives will never be forgotten. It is with humility and pleasure, on behalf of the entire country – indeed the whole free world – that I say to you all, thank you.

The Queen’s Birthday Parade – Trooping The Colour 2019

Trooping the Colour
Queen Elizabeth II smiles during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as she celebrates her official birthday.


Saturday 8th June 2019

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Members of The Royal Family, will be present at the Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade at which The Colour of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards will be trooped.

Her Majesty will then drive in a carriage back to Buckingham Palace at the head of The Queen’s Guard, after which The Queen, accompanied by Members of The Royal Family, will watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force.

The Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years.

Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event each year to mark The Queen’s official birthday. The parade moves from Buckingham Palace and down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, alongside Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages. Once The Queen has arrived at Horse Guard’s Parade, Her Majesty is greeted by a Royal salute and carries out an inspection of the troops.

The display closes with an RAF fly-past, watched by Members of the Royal Family from the Buckingham Palace balcony.

You can watch Trooping the Colour live on BBC One, beginning at 10.30am.

View coverage from previous years in the following issues of Royal Life:

Royal Life issue 37 – Trooping The Colour 2019Trooping the Colour

Royal Life issue 24 – Trooping The Colour 2017Trooping The Colour Issue 24

Royal Life issue 17 – Trooping The Colour 2015Trooping The Colour

Royal Life issue 11 – Trooping The Colour 2014Celebrating The Birth Of A Monarch- Trooping The Colour

The Duchess of Cambridge to Attend Addiction Awareness Week Gala Dinner

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Blackpool
The Duchess of Cambridge during a Royal visit to Blackpool.


Spring Restaurant, London

Wednesday 12th June, 2019

The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of Action on Addiction, will attend the first annual gala dinner in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week, hosted by Action on Addiction and chef Skye Gyngell, and deliver a speech to celebrate the work of the charity.

Action on Addiction is the only UK addictions charity that works across all the areas of research, treatment, family support and professional education. Addiction Awareness Week, 10-16 June 2019, aims to provide a platform to discuss the many elements of addiction, to engage with people and families affected, and to raise public awareness.

Before the dinner, Her Royal Highness will meet Action on Addiction clients who are working as apprentices in the kitchen, and will be working with Spring Restaurant’s head chef and owner Skye Gyngell to create the evening’s meal.

The Duchess will give some opening remarks at the event to recognise the work done by the charity, and talk about how her time as Patron has also inspired other elements of her work.

Her Royal Highness’s experience with Action on Addiction has helped lay the groundwork for her work and understanding on mental health, and is currently helping inform her work in developing a major project around support for children in their earliest years. Experiences in these earliest moments, before the age of five, are proven to have significant impact on adult lives, including resilience and the ability to cope with adversity.

Action on Addiction builds communities of recovery for individuals and families by developing the best quality and most effective residential and community-based addiction treatment services in the UK and promoting self-help, peer-to-peer support, and community cohesion. The charity also campaigns to raise the standard of professional education across the addictions field, funds groundbreaking research into different facets of addiction, increases access to treatment for all those who need it, and strives to remove the stigma relating to addiction and associated issues.

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The Duke of Cambridge to Attend Child Bereavement UK’s 25th Birthday Gala Dinner

Child Bereavement
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare to cut a cake to celebrate the one year anniversary of the charity's branch, during a visit to Child Bereavement UK's centre in Stratford, east London.


Kensington Palace, London

Monday 10th June, 2019

The Duke of Cambridge, Royal Patron of Child Bereavement UK, will attend the charity’s 25th Birthday Gala Dinner, to honour its work helping families to rebuild their lives after the devastation of child bereavement.

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals, both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement.

The charity’s vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.

This year marks 25 years of helping families to rebuild their lives after the devastation of child bereavement. The Duke of Cambridge became Child Bereavement UK’s Royal Patron in March 2009.

His Royal Highness will meet families who are being supported by Child Bereavement UK and will make a speech at the dinner.

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Our Rainbow Queen – WIN 1 of 5 Copies

Our Rainbow Queen 


Published in time for the Queen’s 93rd birthday and the accompanying Trooping the Colour, this riotously colourful book takes a photographic journey through Queen Elizabeth II’s ten decades of colour-blocked style.

Our longest reigning monarch and still the Queen’s style remains relevant and influential both home and abroad. Our Rainbow Queen unveils the reasoning behind her iconic style choices and celebrates the huge part colour has played throughout her monarchy, because above all it’s her job to be seen by those who’ve turned out.

The photographs, which span the colours of the rainbow, are gloriously accessorised with captions and commentary by journalist and broadcaster Sali Hughes who has admired the Queen since she was a little girl. From the dusky pinks the Queen wore in girlhood all the way through to #NeonAt90, by way of that hat she wore on the announcement of Brexit, and not forgetting her trusty Launer handbag ever at her side, this collection celebrates the iconic fashion statements of our most vibrant monarch.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Visit Cumbria

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London.


Tuesday 11th June, 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel to Cumbria on Tuesday 11th June to celebrate the resilience and spirit of rural and farming communities in the region.

Their Royal Highnesses will first visit the market town of Keswick where they will join a celebration to recognise the contribution of individuals and local organisations in supporting communities and families across Cumbria. They will meet volunteers including those from the local mountain rescue service, community first responders, young people trained as mental health first aiders and other organisations that have benefitted from grants from the Cumbria Community Foundation.

Before departing Keswick, The Duke and Duchess will spend some time in the Market Square meeting members of the public gathered outside.

Their Royal Highnesses will then visit a traditional fell sheep farm, where they will have the opportunity to meet members of the Cumbrian farming community, and learn about some of the key challenges farmers are facing. They will also hear about the peer support networks helping those in the most rural areas and the innovative ways some farms are diversifying. The Duke and Duchess will then spend time on the farm helping with activities such as sheep shearing.

Cumbria is home to the English Lake District, which was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2017, and to England’s largest lake – Windermere – and highest mountain – Scafell Pike. The rural county is visited by millions each year, making tourism key to the economy. Farming and agriculture also has a special place in the Lake District National Park, famous for its native Herdwick sheep, and farmers have worked for centuries on some of the most challenging land in the country.

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The Duke of Sussex will Attend Launch of Made by Sport

The Duke of Sussex joins schoolchildren as they take part in a tree planting project in support of The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy initiative, together with the Woodland Trust at St Vincent's Catholic Primary School, Acton.

The Duke of Sussex will attend the launch of Made by Sport

Wednesday, 12th June 2019

The Duke of Sussex will attend the launch of Made by Sport, a new campaign bringing together a coalition of charities supporting disadvantaged young people through sport, at Black Prince Trust in London on 12th June 2019.

Made by Sport is borne out of the recognition that sport can play a fundamental role in developing skills that make a difference at school, at work and in life. The campaign will champion the power of sport to change the lives of young people and raise vital funds to support sports provision and grassroots clubs and organisations in disadvantaged communities across the UK.

World Champion boxing duo Anthony Joshua and Nicola Adams will be joined by other British sporting stars in lending their support to the campaign which aims to ensure a network of existing sports charities can increase the reach and impact they can have on the young people across the UK.

Upon arrival, The Duke will meet young people taking part in boxing training sessions and pad work led by Anthony and Nicola. His Royal Highness will also hear from grassroots coaches on how this campaign will make a difference to young people’s lives. Before departing The Duke will deliver short remarks.

The Duke regularly supports projects that enable children and young people to build their skills and confidence. His Royal Highness has seen how sport can positively impact people’s mental fitness and the role this has played in helping change young people’s lives. The Duke is keen to use his position to support the great work that is already taking place across the country – to ensure that community sports groups continue to play a key role in improving the life chances of disadvantaged young people.

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The Duke of Sussex will Attend the Sentebale Audi Concert

Prince Harry To Visit London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Prince Harry speaks during a concert hosted by his charity Sentebale in Kensington Palace Gardens, London, to raise awareness and funds for adolescents living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Duke of Sussex will attend the Sentebale Audi Concert

Tuesday, 11th June 2019

The Duke of Sussex will attend a concert hosted by Sentebale in Hampton Court Palace on Tuesday 11th June.

The concert will raise funds and awareness for Sentebale, the charity founded by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso in 2006, to support children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi. This includes Sentebale’s monthly Saturday clubs and residential weeklong camps which delivers psychosocial support to children living with HIV in Lesotho and Botswana. Funds raised from this concert will enable Sentebale to continue helping many more young people in southern Africa giving them hope and opportunity for the future.

Progress has been made over the last 20 years to reduce the number of new HIV infections globally and ensure people living with HIV access the treatment they deserve. However stigma, discrimination and a lack of education surrounding HIV/AIDs means that HIV is still a leading cause of death in 10 to 19-year-olds in Africa.

The concert will be a celebration of African and Western culture. Artists confirmed to perform on the night include Rita Ora, George Mpanga (known as George the Poet) and Morena Leraba, a musician and shepherd from Lesotho, who fuses traditional Famo music with a playful mix of genres. On arrival, The Duke will meet with some of the artists performing in the concert as well as two of Sentebale’s Let Youth Lead advocates before watching part of the concert and delivering some remarks on stage.

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The Duke of Sussex to Review Chelsea Pensioners at Annual Founder’s Day Parade

Duke of Sussex
The Duke of Sussex listens to speakers during the Veterans' Mental Health Conference at King's College in London.

The Duke of Sussex will attend Founder’s Day

Thursday, 6th June 2019

The Duke of Sussex will visit the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Thursday, 6th June 2019 to review the Chelsea Pensioners at the annual Founder’s Day Parade. Six veterans from the Normandy Landings will be taking part.

The parade commemorates King Charles II’s founding of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in 1681. Founder’s Day is also known as Oak Apple Day referring to the oak tree that King Charles II hid in to avoid being captured by Parliamentary forces after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. This annual celebration commemorates that escape and as a lasting tribute to the Stuart King’s escape, the statue of King Charles II in the Figure Court at Royal Hospital Chelsea is partly shrouded in oak leaves.

Over 300 Army veterans live at the Royal Hospital today, including those who have served in Korea, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and World War II. Others may not have served in campaigns, but all understand what it means to be a soldier and the potential sacrifice that it entails.

Upon arrival The Duke will meet with Chelsea Pensioners and find out more about the activities and programmes run by the Royal Hospital. The Duke will then review the Chelsea Pensioners who will stand in four companies in the Royal Hospital’s central courtyard for inspection. His Royal Highness and the Governor will also deliver a speech.

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