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The Duke of Edinburgh’s message to everyone who is helping to tackle the pandemic

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Duke of Edinburgh – Planned Admittance to Hospital

The Duke of Edinburgh’s message to everyone who is helping to tackle the pandemic

As we approach World Immunisation Week, I wanted to recognise the vital and urgent work being done by so many to tackle the pandemic; by those in the medical and scientific professions, at universities and research institutions, all united in working to protect us from Covid-19.

On behalf of those of us who remain safe and at home, I also wanted to thank all key workers who ensure the infrastructure of our life continues; the staff and volunteers working on food production and distribution, those keeping postal and delivery services going, and those ensuring the rubbish continues to be collected.

Philip

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HRH is affiliated to over 750 organisations, including the scientific, technological research, healthcare and infrastructure sectors, which have responded to the outbreak.

  • Experts from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are involved in many different aspects of research as well as providing guidance to those responding around the globe every day. HRH has been Patron of The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine since 1952.
  • The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management are supporting those working in the waste disposal sector, providing up to date guidance and matching resources and contractors during the outbreak. HRH has been Honorary Fellow since 1969.
  • The Royal Society is working to identify the most important factors that can help slow the spread of the virus and find long-term solutions to the pandemic, by convening a multi-disciplinary group to analyse data from around the world. HRH has been a Fellow of The Royal Society since 1951.
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering is supporting the UK Government to call on engineers to help the NHS continue to deliver frontline services, and develop new medical facilities. HRH has been Senior Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering since 1976.
  • Over 1,200 scientists from Cambridge University have volunteered to support research efforts. HRH was Chancellor from 1976-2011.
  • University of Edinburgh researchers have been working to find a treatment for Covid-19, Medical students have graduated early to work on the frontline, and Students and Alumni are manufacturing PPE for the NHS. HRH was Chancellor for nearly 60 years.
  • The Chartered College of Teaching is supporting teachers across the country by launching a wellbeing text service, online resources and support for teachers of mixed-aged classes for the children of key workers. HRH has been Patron of The Chartered College of Teaching since 1999.
  • The Fishmongers’ Company has launched a grant programme with Seafarers UK to support food charities, fishing and seafood businesses. Their charity partners are also working to help the vulnerable, including delivering free ChefsinSchools meals. The Duke of Edinburgh has been a Freeman and Liveryman of The Fishmongers’ Company since 1947.

The Duchess of Cornwall Shares Reading List

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The Duchess of Cornwall with therapy dog, Meg, and Liam Curtis at Kerikeri Primary School, the Bay of Islands

The Duchess of Cornwall has shared a reading list for those isolating at home over the Easter weekend.

“Ernest Hemingway, famously, once said “There is no friend as loyal as a book”. In these challenging times when we are isolated from the ones we love, many of us are finding comfort in reading, to fire up our imaginations, to take us on journeys and to make us laugh. With that in mind, here is a list of my dearest ‘friends’.” – The Duchess of Cornwall

Her Royal Highness is passionate about reading for all ages and promotes its importance through some of her patronages, including National Literacy Trust, BookTrust, Coram Beanstalk and the Royal Society of Literature.

Read on for more on HRH’s book recommendations!

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“Ernest Hemingway, famously, once said “There is no friend as loyal as a book”. In these challenging times when we are isolated from the ones we love, many of us are finding comfort in reading, to fire up our imaginations, to take us on journeys and to make us laugh. With that in mind, here is a list of my dearest ‘friends’.” – The Duchess of Cornwall ⬅️ Her Royal Highness has curated a reading list to provide some inspiration to those isolating at home over the Easter weekend. The Duchess is passionate about reading for all ages and promotes its importance through some of her patronages, including @literacy_trust, @booktrust, @beanstalkreads and @royalsocietyofliterature. 📚 See our Instagram story for more on why The Duchess selected each book!

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The Duchess of Cornwall’s Book Recommendations

  1. Restless by William Boyd
  2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  3. The Simon Serrailler Series by Susan Hill
  4. The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman
  5. The Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard
  6. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  7. The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain
  8. The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak
  9. Travels on My Elephant by Mark Shand

The Queen’s broadcast to the UK and Commonwealth

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Her Majesty The Queen's broadcast to the UK and the Commonwealth

"We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again." Her Majesty The Queen addresses the UK and the Commonwealth in a special broadcast recorded at Windsor Castle.

Posted by The Royal Family on Sunday, 5 April 2020

I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time. A time of disruption in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all.

I want to thank everyone on the NHS front line, as well as care workers and those carrying out essential roles, who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home in support of us all. I am sure the nation will join me in assuring you that what you do is appreciated and every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times.

I also want to thank those of you who are staying at home, thereby helping to protect the vulnerable and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who have lost loved ones. Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it.

I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge. And those who come after us will say that the Britons of this generation were as strong as any. That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterise this country. The pride in who we are is not a part of our past, it defines our present and our future. 

The moments when the United Kingdom has come together to applaud its care and essential workers will be remembered as an expression of our national spirit; and its symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children.

Across the Commonwealth and around the world, we have seen heart-warming stories of people coming together to help others, be it through delivering food parcels and medicines, checking on neighbours, or converting businesses to help the relief effort. 

And though self-isolating may at times be hard, many people of all faiths, and of none, are discovering that it presents an opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect, in prayer or meditation.

It reminds me of the very first broadcast I made, in 1940, helped by my sister. We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety. Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones. But now, as then, we know, deep down, that it is the right thing to do.

While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed – and that success will belong to every one of us.

I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time. A time of disruption in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all.

I want to thank everyone on the NHS front line, as well as care workers and those carrying out essential roles, who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home in support of us all. I am sure the nation will join me in assuring you that what you do is appreciated and every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times.

I also want to thank those of you who are staying at home, thereby helping to protect the vulnerable and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who have lost loved ones. Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it.

I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge. And those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any. That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterise this country. The pride in who we are is not a part of our past, it defines our present and our future. 

The moments when the United Kingdom has come together to applaud its care and essential workers will be remembered as an expression of our national spirit; and its symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children.

Across the Commonwealth and around the world, we have seen heart-warming stories of people coming together to help others, be it through delivering food parcels and medicines, checking on neighbours, or converting businesses to help the relief effort. 

And though self-isolating may at times be hard, many people of all faiths, and of none, are discovering that it presents an opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect, in prayer or meditation.

It reminds me of the very first broadcast I made, in 1940, helped by my sister. We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety. Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones. But now, as then, we know, deep down, that it is the right thing to do.

While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed – and that success will belong to every one of us.

We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.

But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all. 

Fun Royal Activities

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Over the next few weeks, The Royal Family will be sharing fun activities and learning resources for your children to enjoy at home. 📚🎨

Why not design your own Investiture medal or design a dress for Mary, Queen of Scots?

You can download the Royal Collection Trust’s worksheets below or at https://www.rct.uk/resources.

COLOUR, CREATE AND DECORATE

Mary, Queen of Scots had a vast collection of outfits and loved to dress up. Become a 16th-century fashion designer and create a dress for Mary. Click here to download a dress for Mary.

Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where he hosted balls, dinners and great ceremonies. Become an artist and imagine a setting where you might see the Prince.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert loved collecting art, and they also enjoyed picking up a pencil or brush and doing some painting and drawing. Imagine you are an artist who has been asked by the royal couple to draw their portraits.

DESIGN AN INVESTITURE MEDAL

An Investiture is a special occasion when those who have been awarded an honour receive their insignia (medals), in person from The Queen or another member of the Royal Family.

Around 20 of these ceremonies are hosted each year, most of them are held in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace, but others take place in the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle, or in the Great Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The honours are awarded for special achievements, personal bravery and services to the United Kingdom.

Create your medal by downloading the template. Who would your medal be for?

BRINGING THE OUTSIDE INSIDE

Nature has always inspired artists and craftspeople, whether it be creating a beautiful object featuring plants and animals or painting the walls of a room with flowers to bring the outside in.

Take inspiration from plants and create an artwork of your own. You could draw, paint or, if you are feeling adventurous, press some flowers. When you press plants, you slowly and gently flatten flowers to dry them out. These can then be used to create beautiful pictures.

Download the PDF for a step-by-step guide to flower pressing.

Here are some top tips:

●      Only pick a small amount of flowers, and make sure you have permission to do so.

●      Don’t only pick one species of flower – make sure you leave plenty to grow.

●      Bigger flowers are harder to press, so choose the smaller, more delicate ones.

 

Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus

25th March, 2020

Clarence House spokesman:

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual. The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland. The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.

“It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”

Royal Life & COVID-19 Update

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Royal Life Magazine - Issue 47
Royal Life Magazine - Issue 47

Royal Life & COVID-19 Update

March 19th, 2020

In these uncertain times, it appears that no-one is truly unaffected by the global COVID-19 pandemic and Royal Life is, unfortunately, no exception.

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A Message from Her Majesty The Queen

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Queen Elizabeth II talks with MI5 officers during a visit to the headquarters of MI5 at Thames House in London.

A message from Her Majesty The Queen

19 March 2020
As Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families across the United Kingdom, and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty.

We are all being advised to change our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them.

At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal.

We are enormously thankful for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services; but now more than any time in our recent
past, we all have a vitally important part to play as individuals – today and in the coming days, weeks and months.

Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe. I am certain we are up to that challenge. You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part.

ELIZABETH R

UPDATE: The Wedding of Princess Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi

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Princess Beatrice of York and her fiance Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the Royal Wedding of Prince Jean-Christophe Napoleon and Olympia Von Arco-Zinneberg at Les Invalides on October 19, 2019 in Paris, France.

The Wedding of Princess Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Wednesday March 18th, 2020

Princess Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward to getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances.

In line with government advice for the UK and beyond, the couple are reviewing their arrangements for 29th May. They are particularly conscious of government advice in relation to both the wellbeing of older family members and large gatherings of people.

Therefore, the planned reception in the Buckingham Palace Gardens will not take place. The couple will carefully consider government advice before deciding whether a private marriage might take place amongst a small group of family and friends.

Changes to The Queen’s Diary in the Coming Weeks

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Queen Elizabeth II smiling during a visit to the headquarters of British Airways at Heathrow Airport, London, to mark their centenary year.

Changes to The Queen’s Diary in the Coming Weeks

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Tuesday 17th March 2020

As a sensible precaution and for practical reasons in the current circumstances, a number of changes are being made to The Queen’s diary.

Audiences due to take place this week at Buckingham Palace will go ahead as planned. These include receiving the Prime Minister, the Commanding Officer of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and the Bishop of Hereford. Future Audiences will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, in line with the appropriate advice.

Her Majesty will move to Windsor Castle for the Easter period on Thursday 19th March, one week earlier than planned. It is likely The Queen will stay there beyond the Easter period.

In consultation with the Medical Household and Government, a number of public events with large numbers of people due to have been attended by The Queen, and other Members of the Royal Family, in the coming months will be cancelled or postponed.

The annual Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel on 9th April will not go ahead. Three Garden Parties hosted by The Queen, due to be held at Buckingham Palace in May, will now not take place. Guests already invited to these Garden Parties will be asked to attend in 2021. Two additional Garden Parties given for the Not Forgotten Association and the National Trust will also not take place. Investitures will be rearranged to later dates.

Further announcements on Trooping the Colour, the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the State Visit by the Emperor and Empress of Japan will be made in due course, in consultation with Government.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Make Official Visit to Ireland

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the launch of the National Emergencies Trust at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square, London.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Make Official Visit to Ireland

24 February 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The visit, which will see Their Royal Highnesses spend time in Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare and Galway, will highlight the many strong links between the UK and Ireland.

From its thriving cities to rural communities, the programme will take in Ireland’s rich culture, its impactful community initiatives and spectacular scenery. Following Her Majesty The Queen’s historic visit in 2011, the visit will also focus on the relationship between the two countries, and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation.

During the three-day tour, The Duke and Duchess will learn about local organisations working to support and empower young people and projects which provide opportunities to help them develop important life skills. Their Royal Highnesses will also hear more about Ireland’s conservation initiatives and efforts to protect its environment, with a particular focus on sustainable farming and marine conservation.

2020 will see Galway host the European Capital of Culture on behalf of Ireland – a showcase of events highlighting the richness and diversity of Irish culture, art and sport. During their time in Galway, The Duke and Duchess will have the opportunity to experience a taste of modern and traditional Irish culture for themselves.

Throughout the visit, Their Royal Highness will meet a broad range of people, including the President, the Taoiseach and senior political leaders, children and young people, and those working in the creative arts, business and charity sectors.

The UK’s links with Ireland are extensive, and The Duke and Duchess are looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the Irish people.

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Engagement 1:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will arrive at Dublin Airport, where they will be met by representatives from the Irish government and the British Ambassador to Ireland.

Engagement 2:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be received by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, at Áras an Uachtaráin, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Engagement 3:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a ceremony and lay a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin city centre. A place of remembrance and reflection, the Garden of Remembrance is dedicated to those who gave their lives for Irish independence.

Engagement 4:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet caretaker Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings, Merrion Street, Dublin.

Engagement 5:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a reception at Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland. Their Royal Highnesses will meet a broad range of people from the creative arts, sport, business and charity sectors.

Wednesday 4th March 2020

Engagement 1:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the mental health support service Jigsaw in Dublin’s Temple Bar district. TRH will meet young people who have been supported by the charity.

Engagement 2:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Savannah House in Co Kildare, a residential facility run by the social justice charity Extern. The couple visited their Roscor youth village last year.

Engagement 3:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be in Co. Meath to hear more about Teagasc Research Farm’s to promote sustainable farming across Ireland and meet farmers who have implemented the research into their own practices.

Engagement 4:
The Duke and Duchess will visit Howth Cliff, a spectacular cliff walk north of Dublin with views out over the Irish Sea. Here, Their Royal Highnesses will meet representatives from the Marine Institute, a state agency responsible for marine research, technology development and innovation in Ireland. As they walk along the cliff path, the Duke and Duchess will learn more about the impact of climate change and conservation efforts around Ireland’s coastline.

Engagement 5:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a reception hosted by the Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, at the Museum of Literature Ireland in central Dublin.

Thursday 5th March 2020

Engagement 1:
2020 will see Galway host the European Capital of Culture on behalf of Ireland – a showcase of events highlighting the richness and diversity of Irish culture, and the country’s proud history of artistic endeavour. The Duke and Duchess will attend a special event at Tribeton featuring a number of Galway 2020’s acts, including Livefeed, Hoops and the Galway Community Circus, and will meet performers, young people and volunteers.

Engagement 2:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Tig Coili, a family-owned, traditional Irish pub in Galway city centre, where they will meet local Galwegians who volunteer to promote the city and its people. On departure, Their Royal Highnesses will have the opportunity to meet members of the public gathered on King Street.

Engagement 3:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit a local Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club to learn more about traditional sports which are popular across Ireland, including hurling and Gaelic football. The GAA has over 2,200 clubs in all 32 counties of Ireland. Every summer, the inter-county All-Ireland Championships in hurling and football capture the attention of the Irish public and around 1.5 million people attend the GAA Championships from May to September.

During the visit, Their Royal Highnesses will join children and young people from the club’s teams as they take part in matches on the pitch.

Catch up on The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s most recent engagements, in the latest issue of Royal Life magazine.

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