Prince Charles and Camilla

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to visit Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates

It has been announced that the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates in November. This will be the first time that the pair will have visited all three countries together, although they have made a number of visits to the individual countries since Prince Charles first visited The Sultanate of Oman in 1980. The visit is being made at the…
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Prince Charles and Camilla

Holiday village for Armed Forces to be opened by the Duchess of Cornwall

It has been announced that the Duchess of Cornwall will visit the New Forest next week. She will be in Brockenhurst to officially open the new Poppy Pods Holiday village, by unveiling a poppy-shaped plaque. She will be welcomed by local dignitaries, including the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson, Chairman of Hampshire County Council, Cllr Keith Chapman and the leader of the authority…
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History

#OnThisDay in 1685 James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles II, was executed on Tower Hill

James was the eldest illegitimate son of Charles II and his mistress Lucy Walter. He was born in 1649, in Rotterdam in the Netherlands after both Charles and Lucy had fled there following the execution of Charles I. He was not part of the succession to either the English or Scottish thrones as his parents were unmarried, though in later life he claimed his parents had married. However, this was…
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The Cambridges

Prince William hands out awards in “bomb shop”

Prince William was diving beneath the waves this week rather than flying above them as he visited HMS Artful, the Navy’s latest attack submarine. He was there in his role as Commodore-in-Chief Submarines to present “dolphins” to fourteen of the crew. These new crew members are now fully qualified submariners after they had proved their intimate and instinctive knowledge of over 30 complex…
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