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Welcome to the blog ‘British Royal Quartet’ which focusses on the life and work of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

There will be a post focussing on the week of the two families each week, and there will be seperate posts on some of their engagements. There will be some special attention to the fashion worn by our two main royal ladies.

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Sussex Review – week 37 + 38, 2018


The dates and destinations for the couple’s upcoming Oceania tour have been announced by Kensington Palace. The couple will be ‘Down Under’ for 15 days: starting in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday 16 October and ending in Rotorua, New Zealand, on Wednesday 31 October. The Duke and Duchess will visit Australia for 8,5 days, Tonga for 1 day, Fiji for 2,5 days and New Zealand for 4 days. The Duke and Duchess won’t be touring Australia and New Zealand entirely, because the main event of the trip will be the Invictus Games in Sydney, where the couple will spend most of their time. It will be a packed trip, full of interesting events and engagements. More information can be found here.

The Duke of Sussex celebrated his 34th birthday on Saturday. He is thought to have spend the day with family and friends at Notthingham Cottage in London or at the couple’s country home in the Cotswolds.


The Duke and Duchess attended the WellChild Awards 2018 on 4 September. The Duke attends the awards every year since he became patron of the charity in 2007. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country’s seriously ill children and the dedication of those who go the extra mile to keep children healthy and happy. The Duke and Duchess joined guests for a reception before the award ceremony where they met the young winners of each award category and their families.

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Happy 34th Birthday to the Duke of Sussex!

The Duke of Sussex celebrates his 34th birthday today. Happy Birthday Your Royal Highness! It is expected that the day will be celebrated in private at Nottingham Cottage in London or at their country home in the Cotswolds. Neither the Duke nor the Duchess have official duties today, so they will probably spend the day with family and friends.

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It’s been a very special year for the Duke, who even had a change of title. After being known for three decades and a few years as Prince Harry, he now is the Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. A few months after his 33rd birthday, he announced his engagement to ms. Meghan Markle. In the months between the engagement and the wedding, the couple toured the United Kingdom. They were received warmly everywhere and embarked on many walkabouts to meet the public.  On May 19, a sunny and lovely day, the couple married at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in a beautiful ceremony, surrounded by their family and close friends.

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Dates released for the Sussex Oceania Tour

The dates and destinations of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Oceania have been released by Kensington Palace today. The tour will start on Tuesday 16 October and end on Wednesday 30 October. It will be a packed tour that will include lots of travelling. The tour will coincide with the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia. The couple will also visit New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji.

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The Duke and the Duchess have been invited to visit the Commonwealth Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries’ respective governments. The Duke and Duchess will visit Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For the Duke and Duchess, it will be their first overseas tour as a married couple, after visiting Ireland in July as their first foreign visit.

The Dates & Destinations

  • Tuesday 16th October: Sydney, Australia
  • Wednesday 17th October: Dubbo, Australia
  • Thursday 18th October: Melbourne, Australia
  • Friday 19th October: Sydney, Australia
  • Saturday 20th October: Sydney, Australia
  • Sunday 21st October: Sydney, Australia
  • Monday 22nd October: Fraser Island, Australia
  • Tuesday 23rd October: Suva, Fiji
  • Wednesday 24th October: Suva, Fiji
  • Thursday 25th October: Nadi, Fiji and Nuku’alofa, Tonga
  • Friday 26th October: Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Sydney, Australia
  • Saturday 27th October: Sydney, Australia
  • Sunday 28th October: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Monday 29th October: Wellington and Abel Tasman, New Zealand
  • Tuesday 30th October: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Wednesday 31st October: Rotorua, New Zealand

As can be seen above, most of the days in their 15-day long tour will be spend in Australia, visiting Sydney (5,5 days), Dubbo (1 day), Melbourne (1 day) and Fraser Island (1 day), with them being in the country for more than half of the tour (8,5 days). The time in Sydney will probably be spend on attending Invictus Games events, including the opening ceremony on Sunday 21st October, and the closing ceremony on Saturday 27th October. We’ll no doubt see them cheering on athletes and attending receptions for delegations and competitors. The Duke and Duchess will spend 2,5 days on Fiji (visiting Stuva for 2 days and Nadi for half a day) and 1 day on Tonga, visiting Naku’alofa. The final 4 days of the visit will be spend in New Zealand, where they will visit Wellington (1,5 days), Abel Tasman National Park (half a day), Auckland (1 day) and Rotorua (1 day).

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Kate’s Style File 2016: The Colours

In this first episode of the newest season in our fashion series ‘Kate’s Style File’ we will have a look at the colours worn by the Duchess of Cambridge in 2016. Due to the absence of a pregnancy, and the presence of two big Royal Tours, it was the busiest year the Duchess had until this date since her marriage.

The Duchess wore 84 outfits in 2015. 

Favorite colours
The Duchess’ favorite colours in 2015 appear to be red (worn 13 times, which is about 15,5% of all outfits), blue (worn 10 times, which is about 12% of all outfits) and grey (worn 7 times, which is about 11% of all outfits worn in this year).

The Duchess’ favorite this year was red. Red made it into the top-3 in 2015 for the first time, with 6 outfits (claiming the second spot). As the total amount of outfits has almost doubled, and the amount of red outfits saw the same increase, the percentage of red outfits this year stayed roughly the same: 13% in 2015 and 15,5% in 2016. Red looks amazing on the Duchess, so I’m very happy to be able to share four lovely red outfits on the Duchess in 2016.

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The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attend the ‘100 Days to Peace’ Concert

The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex are attending the ‘100 Days to Peace’ gala concert tonight at Central Hall, London. The Concert marks the final 100 days until centenary of the end of World War I, which will take place on 11 November 2018. It raises funds for mental health charities,  Help for Heroes, Combat Stress and Heads Together. All three charities help veterans with mental health problems. After World War I, many young men returned home with severe mental health problems, also known as ‘shell shock’. A 100 years later, there is much more knowledge about this condition and there are many ways to help veterans with this. In order to be able to help more and more veterans after their return home, and to conduct the research needed into this condition, it is needed that funds are raised, as will be done tonight. The Duke and the Duchess have been supporting veterans for a very long time already and they will no doubt be pleased to attend the concert tonight for such a good cause.

The HeadsTogether campaign was launched in May 2016 to remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and prince Harry have been working very hard for this campaign since its launch, which is a part of their Royal Foundation. The Duke has been focused on veterans from the start. Intentionally, the campaign was set to end after the London Marathon 2017, but because of its enormous success, it was decided to go on with the campaign to reach even more people across the country. The Duke and Duchess and prince Harry are still working for the campaign and have all three launched a special programme for their own area of interest since. Now that prince Harry has married, it is expected that his wife will join the campaign too, as she is the fourth patron of the Royal Foundation. It is not known yet what will be her field of focus.

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