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Royal Ascot: A history of the Royal Meeting which acts as the highlight of The Queen's summer

Royal Ascot is a highlight of the royal calendar, and every June, thousands of people including the Royal Family head to the races. It is one of the oldest traditions for the royals, and has carried on throughout the global health crisis. In 2020, the meeting was held without any spectators. For this year’s event, up to 12,000 guests will be allowed to attend each day, as Royal Ascot is taking…
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Prince Charles and Camilla

The Duchess of Cornwall and Dame Darcey Bussell come together in engagement celebrating dance

For her first engagement as Vice-Patron of the Royal Academy of Dance, the Duchess of Cornwall attended the On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100 at the Victoria and Albert Museum with Dame Darcey Bussell. They were shown the exhibition by Jane Pritchard, the Curator of Dance, Theatre and Performance at the V&A, and Eleanor Fitzpatrick, the Archives and Records Manager for the…
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The Wessexes

The Countess of Wessex speaks of the pain of her mother's death

In a poignant speech given to the Women’s Institute, the Countess of Wessex has spoken on the early death of her mother. She spoke at the National Federation of Women’s Institutes annual meeting, which was shared virtually from London this year. Sophie’s speech touched on how the global health crisis has affected women significantly more than men, and shared how her mother’s early…
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The Queen

A Platinum Jubilee Pageant to take place in London to honour The Queen's reign

Plans for the Platinum Jubilee celebration in 2022 are coming together, with Buckingham Palace making several announcements about the Jubilee weekend. There will be an extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. Plans currently include a specifically scheduled Trooping the Colour, a Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral, and attending the Derby at Epsom. On…
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