Photos and videos from the work & activities of The Queen & The Royal Family. 🌟🍪 ‘Cinnamon Stars’ Recipe:
Photos and videos from the work & activities of The Queen & The Royal Family. 🌟🍪 ‘Cinnamon Stars’ Recipe:
The Royal pastry chefs are excited to share their recipe for ‘Cinnamon Stars’ with you to enjoy over Christmas. #ARoyalChristmas Swipe to see the finished biscuits 🌟 The full recipe and method can be found via the link in our bio.
Royal Residences have been transformed for the festive season with the arrival of Christmas Trees! 🎄✨ #ARoyalChristmas . Over 20,000 twinkling lights are glistening across Windsor Castle. This year a magical 20-foot-high Nordmann Fir tree is on display in St George’s Hall. The trees have been decorated in a Victorian fashion with velvet and gold, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. . During the Christmas Broadcast in 2015, The Queen said: “At this time of year, few sights evoke more feelings of cheer and goodwill than the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree.” . 📸 @royalcollectiontrust
💂🏽♀️💂🏼♂️💂🏽♀️”As you climb each step think of the thousands of officers who have gone before you.” The Countess of Wessex visited The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst today, representing The Queen at The Sovereign’s Parade. The Sovereign’s Parade is a special day for Officer Cadets @rmasandhurst . Today 242 Officer Cadets passed out, after completing 44 weeks of training. The Countess inspected the Parade before meeting service personnel. The Countess presented Officers with medals including Long Service and Good Conduct Medals and the Sword of Honour. Her Royal Highness was joined at The Parade by His Majesty the Yang di – Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia. The Royal Family has long supported The Armed Forces. His Majesty King George VI, watched the first Commissioning parade in July 1948.
🇵🇦🇯🇵Today at Buckingham Palace, The Queen held audiences with Ambassadors from Panama and Japan. Her Majesty was presented with each Ambassador’s Letters of Credence, to mark the beginning of their new diplomatic positions. Mrs Natalia Royo Ruiz de Hagerman, Ambassador from Panama, and her husband Mr Santiago Hagerman Arnus, were received by Her Majesty. The Queen also held an audience with Mr Yasumasa Nagamine, Ambassador from Japan, and his wife, Mrs Nagamine.
🇲🇾 The Earl of Wessex welcomed The King and Queen of Malaysia at Buckingham Palace today, along with four of their children. They were greeted inside the Palace by The Queen. His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia are in the UK for a week-long visit. Tomorrow, The Countess of Wessex and The King and Queen of Malaysia will visit The Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst for The Sovereign Parade.
Tonight The Queen and Members of The Royal Family welcomed the world's ambassadors to #BuckinghamPalace at the annual Diplomatic Reception. The reception, attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps based in London, supports the work of the Royal Family in representing the UK at home and abroad. This work includes the hosting of State Visits and The Queen’s regular audiences with Ambassadors and High Commissioners. 📷 PA Images @kensingtonroyal @clarencehouse
“Some of the people here have been living difficult lives but this is their home... These small developments really can make a difference.” • The Princess Royal, Patron of English Rural, today opened a new affordable housing development in Kent. Recently completed, the small development of four new homes at ‘Goldfield’ will provide two houses and two flats for the local community. Later, at @medwaynhs Hospital, Her Royal Highness, Patron of The Royal College of Midwives, congratulated the Maternity Ward on receiving the @midwives_rcm Midwifery Service of the Year Award 2019. Whilst in the ward, HRH met 11-hour-old Noah and his parents. As Patron of The Royal College of Emergency Medicine, The Princess Royal also visited staff in the Paediatric Emergency Department.
🇹🇻🇫🇷🇮🇶The Queen holds Audiences throughout her working week, often with members of the diplomatic community. At the beginning of a new diplomatic role, High Commissioners and Ambassadors will have an Audience with The Queen shortly after taking up their new role. Sir Iakoba Italeli and his wife Lady Italeli, were received by Her Majesty this afternoon. Sir Iakoba is stepping down in his position as Governor General of Tuvalu. The Queen also met with Ms Catherine Colonna, Ambassador of France. Her Majesty also received Mr Mohammad Jaafar Bakr Haidar Al-Sadr. Ambassador from the Republic of Iraq.
1957 saw The Queen’s first televised Christmas message, broadcast live from the Long Library at Sandringham, Norfolk. The Queen’s grandfather, King George V broadcast the first Christmas message in 1932. The text for King George’s speech was written by poet and writer Rudyard Kipling and included the words, “I speak now from my home and from my heart to you all.” . Follow #ARoyalChristmas throughout December 🎄 and watch the 1957 broadcast in full via the link in our bio ✨
The Countess of Wessex, as Patron of the Scar Free Foundation, hosted an afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to mark the Foundation’s 20th anniversary. The Countess met six-year-old Elizabeth and her parents Liam and Sinead. Elizabeth has been treated by Professor Naiem Moiemen, Director of the Centre for Conflict Wound Research. The Scar Free Foundation is a charity focused on advancing medical research in the areas of wound healing, burns and cleft lips. Her Royal Highness has been Patron of The Scar Free Foundation since 2002, and last November opened the Foundation’s Centre for Conflict Wound Research at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
The Princess Royal attended the annual Christmas reception for ex-servicemen and women supported by @the .not.forgotten charity yesterday 🎄✨ . The Not Forgotten supports over 10,000 vulnerable members of the Armed Forces each year. The charity provides injured or sick veterans with a range of entertainment and activities throughout the year. The Royal Family has long supported The Not Forgotten charity. Princess Mary was the first Patron, shortly after the charity’s creation in 1920. Since 2000 The Princess Royal has acted as Patron, and met many of the charity’s volunteers and veterans at this year’s The Christmas reception. Visit our story for more!
The Prince of Wales held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace today 🎖 . Corporal Netra Rana collected an MBE at today’s ceremony. Corporal Rana was seriously injured when his vehicle hit an IED south of Kandahar in January 2008. Since recovering from his injuries, he has competed in sitting volleyball competitions and is a GB Paralympian and @weareinvictusgames medal winner. Swipe to see Corporal Rana compete in the 2012 London @paralympics . Congratulations to all of today’s Investiture recipients, including Mitch Murray CBE who received an Award for services to music and Major Nicola Wetherill, who was awarded an MBE after she made history by planning and leading the first all-female team across the Antarctic unassisted. . 📸 Press Association
🎞 The Royal Film Performance has been supported by members of The Royal Family since 1946. . 📸 In this photo The Queen greets Marilyn Monroe in 1956 before the premier of The Battle of the River Plate. @filmtvcharity showcase major films, with proceeds from events providing financial and mental health support to people from the screen industries. Last night, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attended the charity’s 71st Royal Film Performance premier of @1917 . The Prince of Wales is Patron of @britishfilminstitute britishfilminstitute and is an avid supporter of those working in the film and television industry. Images © Press Association
The Princess Royal paid respects to the victims of Friday’s London Bridge terror attack yesterday by signing the City of London Book of Condolence at Guildhall Art Gallery. Today, Her Royal Highness, Fourth Warden of The Fishmongers’ Company, paid a private visit to Drapers’ Hall where she met members of the @fishmongerscompany staff and Court members, including those affected by the attack. The Princess Royal previously visited Fishmongers’ Hall on Thursday 14th November when she attended a Committee of Wardens meeting and Court meeting. The Books of Condolence are still open for anyone who would like to pay their respects. Visit the City of London’s website for details.
It is tradition for all new Ambassadors and High Commissioners to be presented to The Queen, as they begin their posts in The UK. Today Her Majesty received Mr Said Rustamov, Ambassador from the Republic of Uzbekistan at Buckingham Palace. Mrs Rustamova was also received by Her Majesty. Dr Morie Komba Manyeh, High Commissioner for Sierra Leone was also received by The Queen. Mrs Manyeh was also present.
🎅🏽🦌🌲 The Duchess of Cambridge joined children supported by @family_action as they picked Christmas trees at Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire. Her Majesty The Queen has passed the patronage to The Duchess having held the role for over 65 years. The charity was founded in 1869 to help families in difficulty by giving them practical help and support. Today, Her Royal Highness stepped into the ‘Elves Enchanted Forest’ to make Christmas decorations, prepare food for the reindeers and post letters to Father Christmas. Family Action continues to work directly with vulnerable or disadvantaged children and families through both local and national services. The charity’s services include perinatal mental health services, counselling and therapeutic support and the mentoring of children, young people and adults.
Yesterday, in Kuwait and Oman, The Duke of Cambridge spent time understanding the important security history of the region, and the UK’s current links with both countries from a defence perspective. In Kuwait, His Royal Highness joined Kuwaiti and UK troops undertaking a Desert Warrior Exercise, before travelling to Musandam in Oman to learn more about the Royal Navy of Oman’s responsibilities monitoring maritime traffic passing through the Strait of Hormuz. Oman and Kuwait are key partners for the UK, and The Duke met military personnel who are sharing expertise to improve security. The following day in Oman, The Duke of Cambridge joined a group of local fishermen alongside traditional fishing skiffs on the beach to hear about how they fish, the challenges to sustainability, and actions being taken to conserve Oman’s marine environment. For more on day 2 and 3 of #RoyalVisitKuwait and #RoyalVisitOman head over to @kensingtonroyal
🏆📱🗺Yesterday The Prince of Wales, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, presented The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering to a team of scientists whose work and development on the Global Positioning System (GPS ) is now invaluable to so many people around the world. Dr Bradford Parkinson, Professor James Spilker, Jr, Hugo FrueHauf, and Richard Schwartz were all awarded the 2019 prize. Sadly Professor James Spilker passed away in September. His wife Anna received his award today. GPS has revolutionised modern society. It has enabled anyone with a smartphone to pinpoint their exact location on earth at any time. It is used in a range of applications including aviation safety, banking, shipping, logistics and travel directions. Since 2013 the prize has been awarded on alternate years and has become the world’s most prestigious engineering accolade. It celebrates ground breaking innovations in engineering and it is hoped to inspire the next generation of engineers.
📷An official photograph of Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, NATO Secretary General and Heads of State and Government of countries who form the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
Her Majesty The Queen hosted a reception to welcome Heads of State and Government of @nato countries to Buckingham Palace this evening. NATO leaders are in London to attend the NATO Leaders’ Meeting 2019. The Queen was joined by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as they greeted Heads of State and Government, and their spouses or partners, in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace before hosting a small reception in the Green Drawing Room. The Princess Royal, The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester also welcomed NATO leaders, members of the delegations and NATO staff in the Picture Gallery. See our previous post to find out more about NATO and watch some footage from the archives 🎥
Her Majesty The Queen will host a reception for @nato leaders at Buckingham Palace this evening, to mark 70 years of the Alliance. The North Atlantic Treaty - or Washington Treaty - forms the basis of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ). It was signed on 4 April 1949 by 12 founding members. The @nato alliance is now formed of 29 countries. It exists to protect the people and territory of its members, and is founded on the principle of collective defence. 🎥Watch archive footage of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visiting the Commander of NATO’s Allied Command Operations, General Norstad, in 1957. Scroll ⬅️ to watch highlights from The Queen and The Duke’s 1980 visit to NATO’s HQ in Belgium, where they attended a meeting of the North Atlantic Council. Video footage © @nato archives
The Duke of Cambridge is in Kuwait and Oman this week, on a Royal Visit which will pay tribute to the historic ties Britain shares with the two countries. 🌍 On the first day of his official visit to Kuwait, His Royal Highness learned more about Kuwait’s ambitious plans to protect its natural environment from human and environmental challenges, as well as how the country is engaging and educating young Kuwaitis in innovative ways across a range of areas, from space exploration and robotics to natural history and human biology. 🍃 At the Jahra Nature Reserve The Duke joined scientists on the reserve’s salt marshes, reed beds and sandy sabkha flats for activities studying the wetlands’ wildlife, before visiting the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre to see how they are engaging young Kuwaitis in innovative ways across a range of areas, from space exploration and robotics to natural history and human biology. 🏛At the Bayan Palace, The Duke of Cambridge attended an official meeting with His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. ⛺️ In a traditional Kuwaiti tent in the desert outside of Kuwait City, The Duke of Cambridge joined young Kuwaitis later in the evening for a special event to experience what makes rural Kuwaiti culture so unique. 📸: @KensingtonRoyal and Press Association
A message from Her Majesty The Queen following the attack at London Bridge yesterday. . ‘Prince Philip and I have been saddened to hear of the terror attacks at London Bridge. We send our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to all those who have lost loved ones and who have been affected by yesterday’s terrible violence. I express my enduring thanks to the police and emergency services, as well as the brave individuals who put their own lives at risk to selflessly help and protect others.’ Elizabeth R
This week The Duke of Cambridge met the West Bromwich Albion squad to talk about some of the pressures they face as players, and the impact these challenges can often have upon their mental wellbeing. Alongside Head Coach Slaven Bilić, they discussed the #HeadsUp campaign and the importance of encouraging more people - particularly men - to feel able to support friends or family through difficult times. . Heads Up is a season-long campaign spearheaded by The Duke of Cambridge which uses the influence and popularity of football to show the nation that mental health is just as important as physical health. It supports the important work which is already taking place across the UK to end the stigma surrounding mental health, and strives to raise awareness, spark conversation and signpost support for those in need. . 📽 courtesy of @kensingtonroyal