Diplomatic Reception 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are attending the annual Reception held for the Diplomatic Corps tonight at Buckingham Palace. The Queen hosts the members of the Diplomatic Corps every year at this glittering reception. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are also in attendance.

The couple has attended the special event held in December every year in the past too, this is their 5th appearance (after 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017). It has become an annual favorite for fans as we always see the Duchess in a tiara, although we almost never get good pictures of her entire outfit, as the event itself is private. However, this year turned out to be our lucky year, as a photographer was allowed in to cover the reception.

Guests were welcomed to the palace ballroom. It is used by the Queen for State banquets. The Duke and Duchess mingled with the guests. Sadly enough, the Duke wasn’t shown on any photograph on his own, as the photographer had his or her focus on the female Royals attending.

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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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State Banquet for the King and Queen of the Netherlands

Her Majesty Queen hosts a State Banquet in honour of Their Majesties King and the Queen of the Netherlands tonight at Buckingham Palace. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are on a two-day state visit to the United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in attendance.

The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the King and Queen posed for official photographs before the dinner started in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace.

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After the pictures were taken, the Royals entered the Banqueting Hall. The Queen lead the procession with the King. The Prince of Wales escorted Queen Máxima. The Duke of Cambridge walked with Prime Minister Theresa May.

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The Royal Family attends celebrations for the Royal Air Force Centenary

Members of the Royal Family are attending the celebrations for the centenary of the Royal Air Force today. The day starts with a service at Westminster Abbey.

The Royal Air Force was founded on 1 April 1918. The RAF is the world’s oldest independent air force: that is, the first air force to become independent of army or navy control. After being the strongest air force on the planet shortly after World War I, the RAF had to fight for its survival in the inter-war years. In World War II, the RAF was rapidly expanded. A defining period of the RAF existence was during the Battle of Britain. They held of the German Luftwaffe during a summer long air battle over Britain and the North Sea to prevent Britain from being conquered by the Germans too. After the Battle of Britain, the main RAF effort during the war was the strategic bombing campaign against Germany. After the war, the RAF was reorganized again. At the time, the technology in air warfare was greatly advancing and the RAF needed the newest technology to play its part in the Cold War. They are still active today at many places in the world.

Her Majesty the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are attending the service at the Abbey today.

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Trooping the Colour 2018

One of the most important annual events for the Royal Family is Trooping the Colour, which is taking place today! It marks the official birthday of the British Sovereign and is held on a Saturday in June every year. The event starts with the Queen and members of the Royal Family travelling down the Mall in carriages. The Queen is in the last carriage to depart from Buckingham Palace. Her carriage is preceded by three other carriages. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex usually sit in one carriage together (or at least, they have been together with the three of them for the past seven years). This year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seated with the Duke of Kent in the second carriage, while the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge were in the first carriage to depart.

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