The Cambridges

Princess Charlotte's christening: a day filled with tradition

As the final preparations are made for the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, it’s clear that this special family day will also be filled with the traditions that have marked royal baptisms for centuries. While William and Kate’s daughter will grow up in a very modern environment, her first big public event will also follow the pattern set over decades of royal…
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Insight

Princess Charlotte's christening: a royal setting

It is better known as the back drop to royal Christmas celebrations but a little church in Norfolk is about to write another chapter in its long regal history.  St Mary Magadalene on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, where Princess Charlotte will be christened on Sunday, already boasts a pretty impressive royal pedigree. But the decision of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to bring their…
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Prince Charles and Camilla

Camilla's day of flowers

The Duchess of Cornwall enjoyed a day of flowers on Wednesday as she took part in two very different engagements with horticulture at their heart. From a spot of flower arranging at Clarence House – all in a good cause – to a tour of one of the world’s most famous flower shows, Camilla was surrounded by nature on the hottest day of the year so far. The Duchess of Cornwall at a…
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The Queen

The Queen sends a message of sympathy following Tunisia beach attack

The Queen has sent a message of sympathy following the attack in Tunisia on Friday in which 38 people died. Her Majesty expressed her shock at the terror attack on holidaymakers on a beach in the resort of Sousse. It is now believed that the number of Britons confirmed as killed in the violence will rise to 30 when formal identification begins. So far, at least 15 of those who died have been…
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