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Royal Family honour UK Armed Forces as Queen unveils Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial

The Queen unveiled a memorial in London today, recognising the Armed Forces contribution in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The stone sculpture, in Victoria Embankment Gardens, features a large, two-sided bronze medallion depicting the memorial’s theme of “duty and service”. Its creator, sculptor Paul Day, said it gave “equal prominence to the civilian and military…
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Queen attends her 71st Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph with her family

The Queen has led tributes to the British and Commonwealth war dead this weekend at the Remembrance Sunday service in central London. Thousands of people gathered at the Cenotaph for a two-minute silence at 11 o’clock to honour those killed in wars and conflicts past and present. Her Majesty and her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh alongside other members of the royal family all laid wreaths at…
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A busy day in Leeds for the Countess of Wessex

Tuesday was indeed a busy day for members of the British Royal Family. The Countess of Wessex visited two organisations where she serves as patron, both in Leeds. Her first stop was at the Leads Children’s Hospital where she opened a facility called The Place 2b. This facility was created for adolescent and teen patients who spend a great amount of time in hospital. It provides them the…
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Prince Edward to appear on BBC's Countryfile

Prince Edward is set to make a special TV appearance today to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The Earl of Wessex will be hosted by the BBC’s Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton as he hikes along the Pennine Way in the Peak District, where…
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#OnThisDay in 1999: Prince Edward marries Sophie Rhys-Jones

Today the Earl and Countess of Wessex celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary. The couple met in 1993 at a tennis event and began dating afterwards, ultimately for six years before an engagement. The prince proposed with an engagement ring from Garrard & Co. worth an estimated £105,000. Sophie’s engagement ring is set in 18-karat white gold and features a two-carat oval diamond surrounded…
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