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The Duke of Gloucester highlights increased challenges in the fight against leprosy

To mark World Leprosy Day, the Duke of Gloucester has highlighted the extra challenges faced by all those working to eradicate the disease as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The Duke, who is Vice President of Lepra UK, wrote to the organisation to mark the annual event which highlights the global fight against the condition. And his letter reflected on the increased pressures for those…
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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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