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The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester miss Cenotaph service following medical advice

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester missed Sunday’s Remembrance commemorations at the Cenotaph following on from medical advice. Royal sources says the decision is entirely precautionary. Both Richard and Birgitte are in the at risk category when it comes to Covid-19 due to them being in their mid-70s. Sunday’s commemorations at the Cenotaph majorly scaled back due to the…
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The Duke of Gloucester picks his favourite buildings in the UK

The Duke of Gloucester found a unique way to mark World Architecture Day this week: he took to the Royal Family Twitter account to share his top three favourite buildings in the United Kingdom. To mark the special day, on October 5th 2020, Prince Richard’s first pick was Maggie’s Centre in Leeds, which he calls “a ‘special’ building supporting people living with cancer, which…
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Duke of Gloucester becomes first royal patron of Trimontium Trust

The Duke of Gloucester has become patron of the Trimontium Trust as the museum it oversees begins a renovation project to be completed next year. “It is a great honour for the Trust to have a patron of such high standing,” said John Reid, the chairman of Trimontium Trust. “Trimontium is one of the most important Roman sites in the UK and His Royal Highness will help us raise awareness…
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Before they were royal: The life of the Duchess of Gloucester

She would go on to live a life of royal duties which led her to be called one of the unsung heroes of the Royal Family, but today we take a look at the life of the Duchess of Gloucester before she married The Queen’s cousin: Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Born Birgitte Eva Henriksen on 20 June 1946 in Odense, Denmark, she is the youngest daughter of Asger Preben Wissing Henriksen, a…
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