Photos and videos from Clarence House about the life, work and activities of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Photos and videos from Clarence House about the life, work and activities of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
“Hospitality connects people and enables them to create wonderful memories with families and friends, be it over a pint of beer, a special meal with family or an overnight stay to explore new places.” . ⬅️ As hotels, pubs and restaurants begin to re-open, The Prince of Wales has recorded a message in recognition of challenges the hospitality sector has faced in recent months. 🏨🍻🍽 . Watch HRH’s video message in full through the link in our bio. . 📷 PA (2016, 2011, 2012, 2014 )
Today, The Prince of Wales met with key workers from Transport for London 🚇 🙏. • The Prince, accompanied by @mayorofldn Sadiq Khan, thanked staff who have worked throughout the coronavirus pandemic for their service. The @transportforlondon network has been in operation throughout the pandemic, helping NHS staff and other key workers to travel to work during lockdown. • During the visit, HRH visited Ashfield House, TfL’s main training centre, and was introduced to station staff from West Kensington Tube station who have helped to maintain the tube service throughout the pandemic, allowing key workers to travel. 📸 PA & TfL
The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited @shiptonmill , which specialises in milling high quality organic flour. During the first few days of lockdown, the mill saw a huge 25 fold increase in demand for flour. Whilst at the mill, The Prince saw a variety of freshly milled flours, including flour produced from grain at HRH’s own Home Farm in Tetbury. Shipton Mill has been producing speciality flours for centuries, including Rye, Spelt, Gluten Free flours, Einkorn and Emmer. The mill was involved in the first Duchy Originals products, founded by HRH, in the early 1990s. To this day, it continues to produce the flour for the Duchy Originals biscuit range. . 📸 1 & 3 - PA
The Prince of Wales today visited @CotswoldFarmPark to find out about the work they have been doing to support British native rare breeds and to hear about how they are preparing to reopen the park to public visitors. The Prince joined @adamhenson_ , director of Cotswold Farm Park, for a tour of the site and saw some of their 20 resident rare breeds including Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs 🐖 and Victoria the Suffolk Punch horse 🐴, of which there are only 81 breeding mares left. HRH is Patron of @RBSTrarebreeds , a charity working to save and promote UK native breeds of livestock. 📸 PA
Wishing all our Canadian followers a very happy #CanadaDay ! 🇨🇦 . Nous souhaitons à tous nos abonnés canadiens une très bonne Fête du Canada! 🇨🇦 . 📷 PA (2017, 2016, 2009, 2014 )
The Duchess of Cornwall today joined the @wowglobal 24-hour festival to discuss her longstanding work on domestic abuse and announce a new patronage with charity @safelives_ . The Duchess has been raising awareness of the issue of domestic abuse and sexual violence for more than ten years. She has visited many refuges and met with organisations and charities tackling the issue both in the UK and overseas. Her Royal Highness first heard of the work of domestic abuse charity SafeLives in 2016 and has met with survivors, frontline staff and professionals that work in partnership with SafeLives on many occasions over the past four years. . “I want to say how proud I am to have become Patron of SafeLives. SafeLives will always stick in my memory from the first visit I paid there…that was a moment when I thought, goodness I’ve got to do something to help these people.” – The Duchess of Cornwall. . Tonight at #WOWGlobal24 , The Duchess spoke with WOW Founder Jude Kelly, Suzanne Jacob, the Chief Executive of SafeLives, and Gina Miller, campaigner and survivor of domestic abuse. Looking at how the pandemic has affected the victims and survivors of domestic abuse, as well as the new affirmed relationship with @safelives_ to help end domestic abuse for everyone, for good. #EveryonesProblem #ReachIn
“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all those in the Armed Forces, who steadfastly serve our country. I am therefore delighted to become Vice Patron of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, an organisation of which Her Majesty is Patron, which does such wonderful work to support soldiers, veterans and their immediate families.” -The Duchess of Cornwall • On #ArmedForcesDay , it has been announced that The Duchess of Cornwall has become Vice-Patron of @soldierscharity - the Army’s national charity. • Formed in 1944, the organisation provides a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their families when they are in need. In the past year, they have helped 70,000 members of the Army family in 68 countries across the globe and funded 92 other charities and organisations to deliver specialist services. • Her Majesty The Queen has been the Patron of @soldierscharity since 1953. • The Duchess of Cornwall has a close association with the armed services and holds nine military appointments including The Royal Colonel of the 4th Battalion the Rifles and Commodore in Chief of the Navy Chaplaincy Service. 📸PA
Today is #ArmedForcesDay , a day to recognise and celebrate the dedicated work of the men and women in the Armed Services community – from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. 🎖️🙏 Thank you to you all. • Both The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have a strong relationship with the Armed Forces, which includes a number of military affiliations from both the UK Armed Services and Commonwealth Countries. • The Prince began his career in the Armed Services in March 1971, when he started a four-month attachment with the RAF at Cranwell, Lincolnshire and often visits his Regiments and Units in all three UK Armed Services. The Duchess of Cornwall has her own military appointments, regularly meeting servicemen and their families. 📸 PA
Today is National Writing Day, the annual nationwide celebration of the pleasure and power of writing and words. Led by First Story, the event is a coalition of literacy charities and publishers all working to celebrate the power of writing. This year First Story are challenging everyone to write just 24 words, in 7 minutes, starting with the prompt ‘One day...’ and to share their stories! • National Literacy Trust have marked the occasion by releasing new findings on young people’s writing that shows lockdown has inspired a resurgence in creative writing. Children and young people also said that writing helped them process and cope with feelings of worry, anxiety and uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic and at a time of uncertainty. • The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron of a number of literacy-themed charities including First Story, National Literacy Trust, BookTrust, Coram Beanstalk, the Royal Society of Literature and promotes the power of words in many shapes and forms. #nationalwritingday 📝 📚 #247challenge 📷 Press Association
“Tŷ Hafan is remarkable. Not only does it have some wonderful facilities, but it is staffed by a very special group of people who show boundless love and commitment for those for whom they care, and for their families.” - The Prince of Wales, Patron, @ty_hafan Today as we are mark #ChildrensHospiceWeek , we ask you to join us in thanking and celebrating all those working in and supporting children’s hospices across the UK 💚 Children’s hospices have been going above and beyond in these extraordinary times providing lifeline support to some of the UK’s most vulnerable and isolated children. Thank you for all you do to support families at the toughest of times. 👏 . “Y mae Tŷ Hafan yn lle hynod. Nid yn unig mae ganddo adnoddau ardderchog, ond y mae’n cael ei staffio gan griw arbennig iawn o bobl sy’n dangos cariad ac ymroddiad di-ben-draw tuag at y rhai sydd yn eu gofal, a’u teuluoedd.” - Tywysog Cymru, Noddwr Tŷ Hafan Heddiw, wrth inni ddathlu #ChildrensHospiceWeek , gofynnwn ichi ymuno â ni wrth ddiolch a dathlu cyfraniad pawb ar draws y DU sydd yn gweithio mewn hosbisau plant, ac yn eu cefnogi 💚 Y mae hosbisau plant wedi bod yn gwneud gwaith aruthrol ar yr adeg hynod hon, gan ddarparu cefnogaeth hollbwysig i rai o blant mwyaf bregus a mwyaf ynysig y DU. Diolch am bopeth rydych yn ei wneud i gefnogi teuluoedd ar yr adeg anoddaf 👏 📸Photo 1: PA
To mark #ChildrensHospiceWeek , The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by The Duchess of Cambridge on a joint video call with @childrenshospicesw , @helenanddouglashouse and @eachhospices . The Duchesses thanked all those involved in children’s hospices and heard how the coronavirus has affected the care they are able to provide. Their Royal Highnesses were also joined by a family who were recently supported by their local hospice. They spoke about the loving end-of-life care they received for their son Fraser and how lockdown has affected them. Children’s Hospice Week is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children’s hospices across the UK. Coronavirus has changed all of our lives, but for some of the UK’s most vulnerable children, they have never needed their children’s hospices more. Thank you to children’s hospice workers - we appreciate all that you do 👏 🔗Click the link in bio to see the video in full.
“As we honour the legacy of the Windrush generation, and the invaluable contribution of Black people in Britain, I dearly hope that we can continue to listen to each other’s stories and to learn from one another. The diversity of our society is its greatest strength and gives us so much to celebrate.” . Today marks the anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush in 1948, carrying hundreds of people from the Caribbean who had been invited to help rebuild Britain in the wake of the Second World War. #WindrushDay is an annual celebration of Britain’s Caribbean community and their contribution to life in the UK. In a message to mark the day, The Prince of Wales reflects on his visit to @BCAheritage when Their Royal Highnesses viewed an exhibition on the history of African and Caribbean communities in Britain and met veterans from the Western Indian Association of Service Personnel.
Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duke of Cambridge today! 🎊 . 📷 This new picture of The Prince of Wales and his son was taken by The Duchess of Cambridge last December.
Whether you are a Father, a Dad, a Daddy or a Pa, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day! . 📷 1: A young Prince Charles is carried by his father, The Duke of Edinburgh, alongside his sister Princess Anne and mother Princess Elizabeth. Taken at Clarence House in 1951. . 📷 2: The Prince of Wales is pictured with his two sons at Cirencester Park Polo Cup in 2004. . © Press Association
“As we mark Loneliness Awareness Week, current circumstances have made us all more conscious than ever of the importance of simple human contact…for those who have been bereaved as a result of the crisis, the dangers of loneliness are, of course, even greater. That is why I am so very proud of the marvellous work the British Red Cross is doing, and how you have adapted your methods to the new conditions.” . The Prince of Wales, as President of @britishredcross , has praised the hard work of its staff and volunteers, and their readiness to respond to new concerns that have emerged during this difficult time. A report by the charity has found that a third of people haven’t had a proper conversation with someone else in the last week and 41% of adults feel lonelier since lockdown began. The @britishredcross has been supporting people who are lonely through its coronavirus support line, distributing wellbeing packages, and carrying out welfare checks on the most vulnerable. They’ve also continued their work supporting those most in need such as keeping refugees and those seeking asylum safe. 📦 💊 To date they have delivered more than 30,000 food and medicine packages and supported the NHS to bring more than 10,000 patients back to their homes. #LonelinessAwarenessWeek #PowerofKindness #BritishRedCross150 📸 @britishredcross Past photos of HRH visiting Red Cross staff by Press Association
“This challenge confronts us all and it is therefore vital that we share our experiences and co-ordinate our responses so that we can come back stronger. In times of economic hardship it is often young people who are hardest hit and we know that many under twenty-fives work in sectors such as hospitality and tourism, which have borne the brunt of this crisis.” • The Prince of Wales has sent a video message to The Prince’s Trust Group highlighting the work the charity is doing to support young people across the world facing increased economic hardship as a result of the global pandemic. • The Prince’s Trust UK has launched a ‘Get Hired Jobs Board’, which currently has more than 250 jobs to match employers with young people who are ready to work now, and a ‘Coronavirus Support Hub’ to provide guidance and resources for young people. • Prince’s Trust International has been working with their local partners to continue to support young people through methods such as video conferencing, and has made rapid investment in tools for digital delivery to reach the hardest hit young people. • Watch the message in full and learn more about Prince’s Trust programmes in your region: 👉 @princestrust 👉 @princestrustinternational 👉 @princes .trust.au 👉 @princes_trust_nz • Founded by The Prince in 1976, youth charity The Prince’s Trust supports 11 to 30 year olds who are unemployed, struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. 📷 PA
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today joined The President of the French Republic @emmanuelmacron to celebrate the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s ‘Appel’ to the French population to resist the German occupation of France during WWII in 1940. . 🎙️On 18 June 1940, General Charles de Gaulle gave his speech from the BBC Broadcasting House in London to France as the French government prepared to sign an armistice with the Nazi invaders. The message offered hope in a time of despair and is today considered the founding text of the French Resistance. Today, Their Royal Highnesses received The President at Clarence House, before a wreath laying at the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Memorial. In Carlton Gardens, General de Gaulle’s ‘Appel’ was read by Major Johanna Maljette and His Royal Highness and The President lay wreaths at the Statue of General de Gaulle. London has been presented with the Légion d’Honneur – France’s highest distinction – for services in World War 2. 🎖️ The city provided a base for Charles de Gaulle, when he was exiled there during the war. Accepting the award, His Royal Highness said: . 🇫🇷 “C’est avec une immense fierté et un grand plaisir que j’accepte de recevoir la Légion d’Honneur au nom de la Ville de Londres, au nom du Royaume-Uni et au nom de tous ceux qui se sont battus pour la liberté aux cotés de la France.” . 🇬🇧 "It gives me the utmost pleasure and pride to accept the Légion d’honneur on behalf of this city and this country, and on behalf of all those who struggled for liberty in common cause with France." . 📷 PA
Remembering Dame Vera Lynn. . 📷 PA
To mark #RefugeeWeek2020 , @rescue_uk is sharing the stories of refugees who have been volunteering and working on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. In January, The Prince of Wales became the first UK Patron of the International Rescue Committee. The organisation works in over 40 countries responding to humanitarian crises and is committed to restoring the lives of those devastated by conflict and disaster. . ⬅️ The Prince and The Duchess saw the work of the IRC first-hand during a visit to Berlin in 2019. His Royal Highness has also met many other organisations around the world, who work to support refugees. Follow the link in our bio to find out more about the work of the IRC and to watch a message of personal thanks from The Prince, shared last month in recognition of the organisation’s response to this crisis. . 📸 1: The IRC, 2-5: PA
“They are Britain at its best.” 👏 The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today visited Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and thanked key staff who have been working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their Royal Highnesses spoke to a range of healthcare professionals including clinicians, volunteers, junior doctors and members of the domestic team. During the socially-distanced visit, The Duchess said: “There is nothing like being able to thank the NHS staff face-to-face even if the choreography is a little bit different! They are Britain at its best.” The Prince also praised the “marvellous cooperation” of all involved. 📸 PA
In celebration of #BritishFlowersWeek , Frances Hunter from @floralangels demonstrates how to get involved through a tutorial on how to make your own posy! 💐 . The Floral Angels charity recycles flowers from weddings and events to make smaller bouquets for community groups, such as care homes and hospitals. Sadly, due to the pandemic, they are currently unable to do this. In 2018, during a visit to the Garden Museum, The Duchess helped volunteers from Floral Angels to make bouquets. 🌼
To mark #BritishFlowersWeek , The Duchess of Cornwall has recorded a message to celebrate British flower growers and florists. 🌼 . Her Royal Highness is Patron of charity @floralangels , who are based at New Covent Garden’s Flower Market. Run by @marketflowers , the initiative encourages the public to join in by placing British-grown flowers in their windows, front porch or gate where passers-by can see them. 🏡 . ⬅️ Swipe to take a closer look at The Duchess’s vase of flowers, featuring forget-me-nots, tulips, poppies and more! Find out more about British Flowers Week through the link in our bio.
“In great admiration of your incredible efforts, my wife and I send you our warmest congratulations on your splendid achievement!” 👏 The Prince of Wales has sent a letter of support, both congratulating Great-Grandmother Margaret Payne and praising Scotland’s key workers for all their efforts during the pandemic. 90-year-old Margaret Payne has so far raised over £390k for the NHS, @highlandhospice and the @rnli by climbing the height of the Highland mountain of Suilven on her stairs. Mrs Payne began her climb at Easter and has now fewer than 30 flights to go before she reaches ‘the summit’! The Prince penned how “inspiring it has been to witness the huge success” of Mrs Payne’s fundraising efforts and told Mrs Payne that “for every hardship there has been a hero – or, of course, a heroine”. HRH went on to write how key workers “have worked tirelessly to keep us safe, supplied and supported no matter what. We owe them all the greatest possible gratitude.”
A piper plays The Heroes of St Valery outside Birkhall, as His Royal Highness takes the salute to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of St Valery-en-Caux. On this day in 1940, one week after the evacuation of Dunkirk, the Battle of St Valery-en-Caux on the Normandy coast of France came to an end. Thousands of soldiers from the 51st Highland Division lost their lives or were forced to surrender and marched to prisoner of war camps where they remained until the end of the war. The Prince has affiliations with many of the highland regiments that served in the 51st Highland Division during the Second World War. . ⬅️ More than 400 pipers across five continents marked the anniversary, including The Queen’s Piper who played today at Windsor Castle. Scottish Armed Forces charities @poppyscotland , Legion Scotland & RCET: Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity organised the tribute to remember those who gave their lives and those who were captured. #StValery80 . 📷 PA / @poppyscotland