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Cobblers and cabs for Prince Charles on a day of engagements

From shoes to tyres, it was a day for getting around as the Prince of Wales headed to the Midlands on Monday. Charles cabbed it in Coventry and put his best foot forward in Northampton as he toured organisations keeping alive old traditions and putting the power into modern technologies. The day began with the past meeting the present as Charles stepped into Drapers’ Hall in Coventry to see the…
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Queen Victoria's childhood bed to go on display

She took it with her wherever she went, even writing in her diary of ”my own little bed which travels always with me”, and now this significant piece of furniture, which Queen Victoria used while still a princess, is going on display. The wooden frame, complete with storage drawers and arched head and footboards, has been bought by Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) and it will go on show…
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The Windsor Week: royal support for the work of care homes

The support given to people across the UK by care homes has been highlighted this week by two royal visits. The Countess of Wessex toured a new facility in Hampshire while Princess Alexandra popped into a long established facility in Surrey with very old royal links to celebrate its volunteers. Sophie spent Tuesday in Winchester where she officially opened the new home and dementia service, Shared…
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The Countess of Wessex becomes Royal Patron of Thames Valley Air Ambulance

The Countess of Wessex has a new patronage, reflecting her support for the air ambulance services which rushed her to hospital when she suffered a potentially life threatening ectopic pregnancy in 2001. Sophie’s new role as Royal Patron of the Thames Valley Air Ambulance was announced by Buckingham Palace this morning. The Countess of Wessex had to be flown to hospital in December 2001 when…
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