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The Royal Family

Bio Updates, pictures and videos from Buckingham Palace about the work and activities of The Queen and members of The Royal Family.
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iPhone : 🤝 580 official engagements
🌆 90 UK towns
🌏 14 countries

Take a look back at highlights from The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwalls official and charitable work in the 2019/20 year in review.

Here is the 2019-2020 Annual Review.

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iPhone : 🏅Congratulations to Magawa, and to all the trainers and handlers who prepare these animals for their vital work.

Princess Alexandra has been Patron of PDSA since 1972. twitter.com/pdsa_hq/status…

iPhone : 👶 Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021.
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The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news.

Twitter Web App : The Royal Household's annual financial statement - the Sovereign Grant Report - for the financial year 2019-20 is now available online: royal.uk/financial-repo…

iPhone : The Countess was given a tour by farmer Tim and spent time chatting with staff, including the team running the farm’s catering van which supported people in the nearby village during lockdown.

iPhone : Her Royal Highness was there to hear about the importance of local food production, the challenges faced by farmers as a result of coronavirus and the opportunities facing farmers and food producers to meet the growing interest in supporting and buying locally and sustainably.

iPhone : The dress, designed by the renowned British fashion designer Sir Norman Hartnell, was first worn by The Queen in the 1960’s.

📸 Her Majesty wearing the dress at the premiere of Lawrence of Arabia’ in 1962.

iPhone : Her Majesty is Patron of The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association, whose members include living recipients of each of the awards.

📷 The Queen meets holders of the Victoria Cross and the George Cross, and their families, at a reception at Buckingham Palace in 2014

iPhone : The George Cross is still awarded today 🏅

Most recently, The Queen bestowed the award on Dominic Troulan, a former Royal Marine who risked his life to save dozens of people during a terrorist attack on a shopping centre in Kenya.

📷 The Queen and Mr Troulan, 2017

iPhone : The George Cross was awarded collectively to Malta in 1942, following hundreds of air raids.

In a letter to the Governor, The King said the award was “to bear witness to a heroism and devotion that will long be famous in history.”

📷 King George VI visits Malta, 1943

iPhone : Violette Szabo, an undercover agent, was captured and died in a German concentration camp, but she never gave up the identities of her peers.

Her George Cross was bestowed posthumously, and her young daughter Tania received the award from King George VI on her behalf in 1946.

iPhone : Since 1940, the George Cross has been awarded over 400 times.

During WW2, many recipients were recognised for their roles in bomb disposals, or their work with the secret Special Operations Executive.

📷 John Babington, who defused German bombs; Odette Hallowes, an SOE agent

iPhone : “I have decided to create at once a new mark of honour for men and women in all walks of civilian life.”

80 years ago today, King George VI announced the creation of the George Cross. The award ranks alongside the Victoria Cross, and recognises acts of bravery away from battle.

iPhone : The Earl has long-supported the arts, and is Patron of many organisations that support youth participation in theatre, music and dance.

📸 HRH is pictured in the theatre’s garden, where @YvonneArnaud has also been staging outdoor, socially-distanced performances.

iPhone : Almost time for another sold out indoor performance as we get ourselves #BackOnStage!

#UKTheatre #Theatre #LiveTheatre #TheatricalDigs #Guildford #Surrey twitter.com/jread68/status…

iPhone : 3/4 We are extremely grateful to the Earl for taking the time to visit us, and to our wonderful friends Penelope Keith, Jenny Seagrove, Patricia Hodge, Michael Cochrane and Yolande Ovide for taking the time to join us for the visit.