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Dear reader,

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.

I hope you enjoy this website and I can only hope I will see you back soon! It would be nice if you leave a reaction on one of the posts.

Love,

Emma

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The Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Dinner

Her Majesty the Queen is throwing the Prince of Wales a reception and a dinner at Buckingham Palace on occasion of his 70th birthday tonight. Beside the Royal Family, members of other European Royal Families are also attending the event tonight.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Buckingham Palace from Kensington Palace by car, after spending the day with engagements in South Yorkshire. The Duchess is wearing a pink gown and her gorgeous big mystery earrings set in gold and diamonds (first worn in 2011 and again in 2017). Her hair is styled into a fabulous updo!

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The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit South Yorkshire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited South Yorkshire today for two engagements. The couple first visited McLaren Automotive’s new Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham. The new centre will be used for innovation of the process of designing and constructing cars.

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The Duke and Duchess toured the new Centre to see prototype manufacturing lines in connection with a new kind of material, carbon fibre, that will be used a lot in future McLaren cars. The couple also met with employees and others, to learn more about the new Centre and the plans for an expansion, which will provide quite a few new jobs in the area.

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New Photographs to celebrate Prince Charles’ 70th birthday

The Prince of Wales is celebrating his 70th birthday today. For the occasion, two new photographs of him and his family were released last night. The photographs were taken by photographer Chris Jackson in September in the gardens of Clarence House, the official residence of the Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall in London. The first photograph is a more formal shot of the Prince, his wife and his sons with their respective wives and his grandchildren. The photographs will become historic, as this will be the Royal Family as we are to know them for many many years to come.

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The second shot however features everyone laughing about something clearly very funny. It is very nice to see Prince Louis again, he has changed so much since we last saw him at his christening in July! Note: as the photograph was taken early September, when Meghan was already pregnant (early stages), it actually features the Prince’s fourth grandchild too!

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The Duchess of Cambridge is wearing a dress by Alessandra Rich (which has been seen on several other famous women already in the past few months) and her sapphire and diamond earrings, while the Duchess of Sussex is in bespoke Givenchy.

Happy birthday, Your Royal Highness!

Tonight, the Queen will host a reception and a dinner for the Prince on occasion of his birthday. The party, which presumably is a black-tie affair, will be attended by members of the Royal Family and foreign Royals. We will probably get the infamous ‘car shots’ from the arrivals, but it is also very much possible that one or two photographs from inside will be released! The party will be covered live on this blog tonight. Stay tuned!¬†

The Royal Family attends service to mark the centenary of the end of WW1

The Queen and members of the Royal Family are attending a special service at Westminster Abbey tonight to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. The Armistice, ending a grueling war, was signed in France on 11 November 1918.

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The service marks the end of the 2018 Remembrance Day weekend, with the Festival of Remembrance being held at the Royal Albert Hall last night and the poignant ceremony held at the Cenotaph this morning. The service has been added to the day because of the fact that it is exactly 100 years ago today that the Armistice was signed.

Besides the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, many more members of the family are also in attendance. Present tonight are the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent.

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Remembrance Sunday 2018

Following last night’s Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, the Queen and members of the Royal Family are today commemorating the fallen during a ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London. On this day, all fallen members of the armed forces are remembered in Britain. This specific date is chosen because of 11 November being Armistice Day, the day on which the First World War ended in 1918. Many members of the Royal Family are present each year. Those who are born in the Royal Family lay wreaths at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. The spouses watch the ceremony, that includes singing hymns, from the balconies of the Foreign Office. Political leaders and ambassadors from Commonwealth countries also lay wreaths at the monument. Since 2017, the Queen also watches from the balcony, because of her age.

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The ceremony is extra special this year, as World War I ended exactly 100 years ago with the signing of the Armistice in France. Around the world, this important moment in history is commemorated today. In the UK, a special service is held at Westminster Abbey tonight. Members of the Royal Family will be in attendance. The President of Germany, mr. Steinmeier, is also in attendance for the events today.

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