Posts Tagged ‘Clarence House’

Spain-UK State Visit Day 1: Felipe & Letizia welcomed by HM & Philip

King Felipe and Queen Letizia kicked off Day 1 of their State Visit to the UK today, June 12, with the official greeting by Queen Elizabeth at Horse Guards Parade before joining the royals for lunch. I am splitting Day 1 coverage up into two posts. This post is about the day events, and the evening banquet will be covered in a separate post.

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Royal Round Up: Letizia, Camilla, Madeleine, Charlene

Queen Letizia went all of 2016 without wearing a tiara, but she kicked off 2017 with a bang, wearing the biggest tiara in the Spanish Royal Family collection for her first State Visit of the year. Also in this post updates from Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Madeleine, and Princess Charlene.

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Kate Middleton gives quote to the Times about children’s mental health

Kate Middleton gave a quote to the Times (London) about children’s mental health in support of their Time to Mind children’s mental health campaign. This comes six weeks after she released a video message in support of Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week… and mere hours before the UK supreme court ruled to allow Prince Charles‘ letters to the government to be made public.

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Prince William’s elephant sanctuary embarrassment and ridiculous tour costumes

**Quick Kate Middleton update before the William post: Next Thursday, March 12, Kate will visit the set of Downton Abbey at Ealing Studios. That makes five appearances over four days next week. She really is packing in the appearances before she disappears to give birth, huh.**

Prince William‘s latest controversy proves how completely incompetent Will and Kate’s Kensington Palace team are. William visited an elephant sanctuary as part of his crusade against the illegal wildlife trade, where he met an elephant, planted a tree, and gave a speech about how the illegal wildlife trade needs to end (transcript here). About a mile away from where William was, elephants were shackled and forced to perform for visitors. So William was preaching animal conservation while giving no you-knows about animal cruelty.

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall decorates Christmas tree with terminally ill children

Considering it’s Christmas Eve, I thought I’d post some festive pics of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall decorating the Clarence House Christmas tree with terminally ill children from Helen & Douglas House hospice. These photos are actually from December 11, which I never got around to posting, so apologies if you’ve seen these already. I like these photos, though; they may be some of my favorites from the entire year, so I want to post them even if they are 13 days old. Besides, they’re Christmas-y.

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