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Royal wedding 2018: Princess Charlotte to be bridesmaid

Royal wedding 2018: Princess Charlotte to be bridesmaid

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen the following Bridesmaids and Page Boys for their wedding on Saturday 19th May.

Bridesmaids:

Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

(Aged 3)

Miss Florence van Cutsem

(Aged 3 – goddaughter of Prince Harry, daughter of Mrs. Alice van Cutsem and Major Nicholas van Cutsem)

Miss Remi Litt

(Aged 6 – goddaughter of Ms. Markle, daughter of Mrs. Benita Litt and Mr. Darren Litt)

Miss Rylan Litt

(Aged 7 – goddaughter of Ms. Markle, daughter of Mrs. Benita Litt and Mr. Darren Litt)

Miss Ivy Mulroney

(Aged 4 – daughter of Mrs. Jessica Mulroney and Mr. Benedict Mulroney)

Miss Zalie Warren

(Aged 2 – goddaughter of Prince Harry, daughter of Mrs. Zoe Warren and Mr. Jake Warren)

Page Boys:

His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge

(Aged 4)

Master Jasper Dyer

(Aged 6 – godson of Prince Harry, son of Mrs. Amanda Dyer and Mr. Mark Dyer M.V.O.)

Master Brian Mulroney

(Aged 7 – son of Mrs. Jessica Mulroney and Mr. Benedict Mulroney)

Master John Mulroney

(Aged 7 – son of Mrs. Jessica Mulroney and Mr. Benedict Mulroney)

Details about the Bridesmaids’ dresses and the Page Boys’ uniforms will be made available on the wedding day.

THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE HAS BEEN DELIVERED OF A SON

THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE HAS BEEN DELIVERED OF A SON

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

1. The medical staff in support were:
– Mr. Guy Thorpe-Beeston, Surgeon Gynaecologist to The Royal Household
– Mr. Alan Farthing, Surgeon Gynaecologist to Her Majesty The Queen
– Dr. Sunit Godambe, Consultant Neonatologist at Imperial College NHS Trust
– Professor Huw Thomas, Physician to Her Majesty The Queen and Head of the Medical Household
2. The name of the baby will be announced in due course.
3. The baby is fifth in the line of Succession after His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge and Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. He is styled His Royal Highness Prince [name] of Cambridge.
4. A formal notice of the birth will be posted on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in due course.

The Office of The Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that HRH Princess Madeleine gave birth to a healthy child on Friday 9 March 2018 at 00:41 at Danderyd Hospital.

The Office of The Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that HRH Princess Madeleine gave birth to a healthy child on Friday 9 March 2018 at 00:41 at Danderyd Hospital.

HRH Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O’Neill’s new-born daughter photographed at Danderyd Hospital on 9 March 2018. Photo: Mr Christopher O’Neill

Princess Madeleine earlier today, Friday 9 March 2018 at 00.41, gave birth to a daughter at Danderyd Hospital. The girl weighed 3465 grams and was 50 cm long at birth.

Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O’Neill have now, together with their new-born daughter, left hospital for their home in Stockholm.

On the occasion of the Royal birth members of the Royal Family, as well as Mr O’Neill’s Family, have left the following messages of congratulations.

Their Majesties:

– We are happy for the arrival of Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O’Neill’s third child, and grateful that all has gone well for mother and child. Now we look very much forward to getting to know the new family member!

The Crown Princess Couple:

– We are so happy for the entire family and we wish the new family member a warm welcome.

The Prince Couple:

– We share the joy of Madeleine and Christopher, and of Leonore and Nicolas who finally get to meet their long awaited little sister. We look forward to meeting her!

Mr O’Neill’s mother, Mrs Eva-Maria O’Neill; Mr O’Neill’s sisters, Mrs Tatjana d’Abo and Countess Natasha von Abensperg und Traun with families:

– We are delighted with the news of Madeleine and Christopher’s little baby girl, and the little sister of Leonore and Nicolas. We send them our warmest wishes and look forward to seeing them.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle invite 2640 members of the public to May wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle invite 2640 members of the public to May wedding

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle Photo: Crown Copyright

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have said they want their Wedding Day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too. This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters and values of the Bride and Groom.

In addition to the Carriage Procession in Windsor, they have today shared some further details of how the public will be involved on May 19th. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have invited 2,640 people into the grounds of Windsor Castle to watch the arrivals of the Bride and Groom, and their wedding guests, at the chapel and to watch the carriage procession as it departs from the castle. This group will be made up of:

  • 1,200 members of the public from every corner of the United Kingdom will be nominated to attend by nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices. The couple has asked that the people chosen are from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities.
  •  200 people from a range of charities and organisations which Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have a close association with, including those which Prince Harry serves as Patron.
  • 100 pupils from two local schools: The Royal School, Great Park, Windsor and St George’s School, Windsor Castle – both of which have a strong affiliation with the Windsor Castle community.
  • 610 Windsor Castle community members, including residents of Windsor Castle and members of the St George’s Chapel community.
  • 530 Members of The Royal Households and Crown Estate.
HRH Prince Henrik’s health

HRH Prince Henrik’s health

It is with deep regret that Her Majesty The Queen has asked the Lord Chamberlain to announce:

Following a longer course of investigation, and most recently, a series of examinations conducted during late summer, a team of specialists at Rigshospitalet has now concluded that His Royal Highness Prince Henrik suffers from dementia.

The diagnosis implies a decline in The Prince’s cognitive functional level. The extent of the cognitive failure is, according to Rigshospitalet, greater than expected considering the age of The Prince, and can be accompanied by changes in behaviour, reaction patterns, judgement and emotional life and may therefore also affect the interaction with the outside world.

As a consequence of the diagnosis, The Prince will further downgrade his future activities, just as patronages and honorary memberships will be considered.

It is the wish of The Queen and the Royal Family that The Prince will have the peace and quiet as required by the situation.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child.

The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.

As with her previous two pregnancies, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London today. The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.

Note:
Hyperemesis Gravidarum is very acute morning sickness, which may require supplementary hydration, medication and nutrients.

:VIDEO: HM The Queen opens Centre for Elephant Care

:VIDEO: HM The Queen opens Centre for Elephant Care

HM The Queen feeds Asian elephant Donna a banana

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s brand new Centre for Elephant Care was given the royal seal of approval today (Tuesday 11 April) as HM The Queen, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, officially unveiled the elephants’ £2m home.

Set amidst 30 acres of rolling paddocks, the custom-designed Centre for Elephant Care is the new home for the Zoo’s herd of nine Asian elephants.

Highlighting ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s elephant-expertise, the Centre provides more than 700m² of indoor space, and is fitted out with a host of elephant-friendly features, including one metre-deep soft sand flooring to provide maximum comfort and dimming lights to mimic night-time.


Interactive displays will allow zoo visitors to try their hand at a jumbo pedicure, as they practise on a life-size model elephant foot, highlighting just some of the extraordinary one-on-one care given to the animals at Whipsnade.

The latest addition to the herd is ten-month-old calf Elizabeth, who was named by zookeepers in honour of Her Majesty, as she was born the day before The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in 2016.

The Queen, who is Patron of international conservation charity ZSL, which runs ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, enjoyed a private tour of the Centre where they met Assistant Curator of Elephants, Lee Sambrook and watched the elephants receive a pedicure.

HM The Queen, accompanied by The Duke– former president of ZSL – then unveiled a commemorative plaque commemorating the event, during a special ceremony where Her Majesty and His Royal Highness each fed Donna the elephant a banana.

Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) are classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and due to habitat loss, human conflict and poaching their wild populations are in decline. The species are also listed on ZSL’s EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) list, meaning there is a particularly urgent need for conservation action. ZSL is working in Thailand – a major stronghold for Asian elephants – to reduce human-wildlife conflict and ensure the peaceful coexistence of elephants and humans.

Visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will be able to view the herd in their new home when the Centre for Elephant Care opens to the public on Wednesday 12 April, 2017.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting a child

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting a child

Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Prince Alexander. Photo: royalcourt.se

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are delighted to announce that The Princess is expecting their second child.

 The birth is expected to take place in September 2017.

“We are happy to announce that we are expecting a child, a sibling to Prince Alexander. We are looking forward to welcoming a new little member to our family,” say Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia.

No changes in the schedule of The Prince Couple’s public engagements are planned during the spring and summer of 2017.

Australia Post celebrates the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

Australia Post celebrates the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

To mark the 91st birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Australia Post is releasing two commemorative stamps.

Australia Post Philatelic Manager, Michael Zsolt said: “Australia Post has issued Queen’s Birthday stamps since 1980, and they remain an important and popular tradition with collectors and followers of royal events”

Born on 21 April 1926 and christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, The Queen is the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York – who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

The Monarch’s birthday is celebrated officially every year in June, with the exception of Queensland and Western Australia where it occurs in late September or early October. To honour the Queen’s birthday in Australia an annual ceremony is held at the Royal Military College at Duntroon in the Australian Capital Territory.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and His Royal Highness Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, which occurred on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey, London.

The $1 stamp features a photograph of Her Majesty during a visit to the Broadway Theatre, situated in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham. The visit was part of a day of public engagements with Prince Philip.

The international rate ($2.95) double-definitive sized stamp depicts Her Majesty and Prince Philip in acknowledgement of their lasting relationship. The couple are travelling in the Royal Procession as part of the prestigious Royal Ascot horseracing event.

Her Majesty celebrated her sapphire jubilee on 6 February 2017, which recognised 65 years on the British throne. The Queen is the first British monarch to achieve this anniversary. Australia Post is releasing a prestige postal numismatic cover to mark this significant event.

The designer of the stamps is Simone Sakinofsky of the Australia Post Design Studio.

The products associated with this stamp issue include a minisheet, first day cover, stamp pack, booklet of 10 x $1 self-adhesive stamps, sheetlet of five $2.95 self-adhesive stamps and a set of two maxicards.

The Queen’s Birthday stamps and associated products are available from 4 April 2017 at participating Post Offices, via mail order on 1800 331 794 and online at auspost.com.au/stamps while stocks last. The Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee prestige postal numismatic cover is available only via mail order on 1800 331 794 and online at auspost.com.au/stamps and limited to one per customer while stocks last.

Visit the Australia Post Collectables website auspostcollectables.com.au and keep up-to-date with new Australian stamp issues. The Australia Post Collectables website is a central resource for stamp collectors and philatelic enthusiasts across the globe.