Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Day 11 - Cambridge Royal Wedding Review

Sadly today is the last day of our Royal Wedding Review. Day 11 looks at the Cambridges 2-5th year of marriage. It was very hard to pair 4 years down to our normal 25-30 mins aday, so this is a little longer. (Only about a hour longer!) Obviously this is not everything, but we tried to collect the iconic, important and forgotten moments of these years.

2012
Media reception ahead of Queen's Diamond Jubilee (3 mins)


Visit to Fortnum and Mason with the Queen & Camilla (1 min)


Catherine visits Great Britian Olympic team (2 mins)



William becomes Knight of the Thistle 
(3 mins)




Royals Sue Over Topless Photos (3 mins)


Catherine's 1st Overseas Speech (3 mins)



Catherine in Hospital with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (2 mins)



Nurse Commits Suicide after Prank Call (3 mins)



2013

William and Harry open Help for Heroes Recovery Centre (3 mins)



Catherine Video for Children's Hospice Week (2 min)



Catherine Godmother to Cruise Ship (1 min)



Birth of Prince George (1 min)



William Retires from Military (2 mins)



William's 1st Investiture (3 mins)


United for Wildlife Launched (3 mins)
 


2014
Prince George NZ Play Date (3 mins)



100th Anniversary of the Outbreak of WWI (3 mins)



Visit to Bletchley Park (2 mins)



Poppy Display at the Tower of London (2 mins)


William's Tour of Malta (2 mins)


Trip to NYC (4 mins)



2015
William Tour of Japan (2 mins)



William Tour of China (1 min)

William finishes training and starts as Ambulance Helicopter Pilot (5 mins)



Princess Charlotte's Christening (2 mins)


America's Cup  (1 min)


Catherine at Place2Be conference (4 mins)



1st State Banquet (4 mins)


2016
George 1st Day of School (2 Mins)



Tour of India (2 Mins)



Tour of Bhutan  (1 Min)



Heads Together (2 Mins)


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Day 10 - Cambridge Royal Wedding Review

Today we will be looking at William and Catherine's first year of Marriage!

Tour of Canada (2 mins)



Canada Day + Speech (4 mins)


UNICEF Denmark (4 mins)


Royal Baby Rumors (2 mins)



Catherine takes on her 1st Patronages (4 mins)



William in the Falklands for RAF (4 mins)


Catherine's 1st solo Engagement (2 mins)



Valentines Day (1 min)



St. Patricks Day Parade (2 mins)



Catherine's 1st Speech (8 mins)



Attend Premiere of "African Cats"(1 min)



1st Anniversary (2 mins)


Sneak Peak of Day 11: Tomorrow we will look at The Cambridge's 2nd-5th year of marriage. Which will be the end of our Royal Wedding Review.

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Monday, 25 April 2016

Day 9 - Cambridge Royal Wedding Review

Day we will be looking at what happened after all the royal wedding celebrations.

Walking to Helicopter (1 min)


Middleton's leave Goring Hotel (2 mins)

Hair (2 Mins)


Twitter  (4 Mins)


Royal Wedding Fund  (7 Mins)

Duchess of York Not Invited (2 Mins)


 On Beatrices and Eugenie's Hats (3 Mins)


Pippa and Harry Dating? (2 Mins)



Queen and Catherine View Wedding Exhibit (4 Mins)


Meet Obamas after honeymoon (1 Min)

    William and Catherine's Life in Anglesey (2 mins)


    First Official Engagement: ARK GALA (1 Min)

    Sneak Peak of Day 10: Tomorrow we will look at The Cambridge's 1st year of marriage.

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    Sunday, 24 April 2016

    Day 8 - Cambridge Royal Wedding Review

    This weekend we looked back at the actual ceremony. Today we focus on what happens after the ceremony. 

    Cartwheel (1 min) 


    Royal Wedding Route (4 mins)
     


    William and Catherine (8 mins)


    Royal Family (2 mins)

    Balcony (6 mins)


    Earl of Spencer comments on wedding (1 min)
    See 0:48


    Bouquet on Toumb of Unknown Solider  (1 min)



    Drive to Clarence House (3 mins)


    Leave Clarence House for Reception (1 Min)
    Can you spot a certain then Press Secretary, now Private Secretary in background?


    Wedding Reception + Baby Photos of William (5 mins)



    Pippa Middleton heading back to Goring Hotel  (1 min)



    Sneak Peek at  9: Tomorrow we will continues on with aftermath of the Royal Wedding.

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    The Royal Foundation of The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge

    The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 
    (Charity #: 1132048) 

    The Royal Foundation was founded in 2009 by Prince William & Prince Harry. But did not have its first full year of operation until 2011. Duchess Kate was added as a Patron in 2011. But the official name change wasn't until the following year. Duchess Meghan was added in 2018. In 2019, Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan split off and formed their own foundation, SussexRoyal. 

    Evolution
    • The Royal Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry 
      • (2009-2012)
    • The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry
      • (2012-2018)
    • The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
      • (2018-2019)
    • The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 
      • (2019 - Present)
    Areas of Focus:
    The Royal Foundation gives grants, mentoring, support, and partnerships to programs and projects it chooses. It has five areas of focus, which have changed over the years. The current areas of focus are:  
    • Emergency Responders (2019-Present)
      • Previously called "Service Community"
    • Conservation (2009-Present)
    • Mental Health (2017-Present)
    • Early Years (2018-Present)
    • Covid-19 (2020-Present)
    Removed Areas: 
    • Community Empowerment (2018-2019)
      • Previously called "Women & Girls"
    • Armed Forced (2009-2018)
      • Sort of transitioned into "Service"
    • Young People (2009-2020)
    The foundation is funded mainly through private donations. William and Kate host a number of private events each year for donors (E.g. receptions at Kensington Palaces' Orangery, charity cricket matches) These events are often private and not always mentioned in the Court Circular.

    Some notable programs the Royal Foundation has helped fund are:
    Core Coach (2013)

    Core Coach was created in 2013 by the Royal Foundation. Coach Core is a training program for young people, in disadvantaged areas, to teach them how to be Sports coaches. This gives these young people an employable skill, as well as provides these disadvantaged areas with more quality coaches for youth sports programs.  Core Coach works with a variety of sports. 

    Core Coach has since become an independent Charity. 


    United for Wildlife (2013)

    United for Wildlife is an umbrella organization created by the Foundation in 2013. United for Wildlife consists of the Foundation & seven influential international conservation organizations:
    • Conservation International
    • Fauna & Flora International
    • International Union for Conservation of Nature
    • The Nature Conservancy
    • Wildlife Conservation Society
    • World Wildlife Fund
    • Zoological Society of London
    United for Wildlife is committed to reducing the demand for illegal wildlife products. The organization works with law enforcement and the private sector to reduce trafficking. Also well as engaging with young people on the topic of conservation. United for Wildlife also strives for better on-site protection for wildlife.

    Heads Together (2016)

    Heads Together is a Mental Health campaign started by the Royal Foundation in 2016. It brings together mental health organizations in the UK and works to reduce stigma and change the conversation about mental health. Heads Together has launched a number of programs including:
    • Mentally Healthy Schools
    • Shout 85258 

    The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying (2016) 

    This task force brings together various people in the industry to look at online bullying of young people, focusing on 12-14 year olds.


    The Earthshot Prize is a global Environment prize designed "to incentivize change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years." The prize is awarded annually from 2021 to 2030, to five winners each year whose solutions substantially help the environment. 


    The Centre for Early Childhood is an orgnization that “drives awareness of and action on the extraordinary impact of the early years, in order to transform society for generations to come.”
    It focuses on 3 key areas:
    • High-quality research to increase knowledge & share best practice
    • Collaborate on new solutions
    • Developing creative campaigns to raise awareness &, driving real, positive change
    ***
    The Royal Foundation should not be confused with The Charities Forum. The Charities Forum is made up of William & Kate's different charities, to foster collaboration and support between them. The Charities Forum does not provide financial support to these charities. 

    Saturday, 23 April 2016

    Princess Eugenie's Birthday Reply (2016)

    Not much to say here. Birthday Reply from Princess Eugenie of York.
    It's the usual reply from the Duke of York's office and look almost exactly like Princess Eugenie's birthday reply from last year. That was written on a half sheet, while this was written on a full sheet of paper.



    The letter is dated a week before the letter was post marked. This is quite usual for Andrew's office.  But a month response time is really good.

    Also Check Out:
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    Friday, 22 April 2016

    Day 6 & 7 - Cambridge Royal Wedding Review

    This weekend we look at the Wedding Ceremony. We thought the best way to experience it was to watch the full thing, unbroken. We have also included a clip from Green Park of Londoners watching the ceremony live. 

    Full Ceremony (1 Hour 10 mins)



    Green Park (2 mins)


    Sneak Peek at Day 8: Monday we will look at the carriage procession after the wedding to Buckingham Palace, along with the Balcony and Reception.

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    Thursday, 21 April 2016

    Day 5 - Cambridge Royal Wedding Review

    Today we are looking at the Royal Wedding guest, who was invited, who was not, and or course watching them arrive. 

    Who was snubbed (4 mins)

    Bucklebury (2 mins)


    Royal Wedding Controversy (4mins)

    Guests (2 mins)

    Hats (1 min)

    William & Harry (7 mins)

    Royal Family (1  min)

    Bridesmaids and Pageboys  (1 min)

    William and Harry chat with Spencer Family (1 min)

    Catherine (8 mins)


    Discussion: Did you have a favorite Royal Wedding Guest? Who were some of the best dressed, and who could have used a little friendly guidance?
    (Post your thoughts in the comment section below).


    Sneak Peak at Day 6: This weekend we finally get to the Actual Wedding Ceremony!

    Wednesday, 20 April 2016

    Day 4 - Cambridge Royal Wedding Review

    I know your excited about re-watching the Royal Wedding. Don't worry! We will get to the ceremony this weekend in a combined Day 6 & 7. But Today, we are looking at the Day before (April 28th, 2011). 

    Last Minute Rehearsal at Westminster Abbey  (3 mins)

    Middleton's Arrive at Goring Hotel (2 mins)


    Prince William Royal Walkabout Before Wedding (2 mins)


    Royal Fans (2 mins)


    T-Mobile Ad (2 mins)


    Celebration Song (2 mins)


    Pre-Royal Wedding Reception at Mandarin Oriental  (5 mins)


    Royal Wedding Parties Around the World (2 mins)


    Interview with Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia  (8 mins)


    Discussion: Happy 90th Birthday Queen Elizabeth!!  What impact did this marriage have on the Monarchy? Do you think the Queen was relieved to finally see Prince William marry?
    (Post your thoughts in the comment section below).


    Sneak Peak at Day 5: Tomorrow, We look at Morning of, Guests, and Arrivals at Westminster Abbey. 


    Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    Day 3 - Cambridge Royal Wedding Review

    Day 2 looked at the various reactions to the engagement news. Today we will focus on Wedding Preparations. 


    Royal Mew (3 mins)

    Royal Wedding Cake (3 mins)


    Groom's Cake (1 min)


    Buckingham Palace Staff (4 mins)


    Chapel Royal Choir (2 mins)


    Duchess Catherine's Dress (5 mins)


    Prince of Wales's Harpist (3 mins)


    Flowers (3 mins)


    Royal Stamp (2 mins)


    Catherine and Camila Do Lunch (1 min)



    Discussion: How did you prepare for the Royal Wedding?
    Did you do anything special to celebrate?
    (Post your thoughts in the comment section below).


    Sneak Peak at Day 4: Tomorrow, we move a little closer to the actual ceremony and look at the day before the Wedding!

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    Also Congratulations to Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia on the birth of their first child today, a healthy baby boy!

    Congratulations to Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia on the birth of their 1st child.


    A New Little Prince was born today in Sweden!!!

    HRH Prince Alexander was born Tuesday, April 19th at 6:25 PM. Weighing 3595 gram (Approx. 8 pounds) and 49 cm long. (Approx. 19 inches) The Prince is 5th in line to the Swedish Throne. Both mother and baby are doing well.

    Tuesday 19th
    • Birth of Prince at Danderyd hospital in Stockholm
      • 6:25PM
    •  Prince Carl Philip press conference at hospital 
      • 9:38 PM 
    Wednesday 20th
    • Cannon Fire to mark the Birth 
      • Noon
      • 21 gun salute from Skeppsholmen saluting station as well as from Boden, Härnösand, Karlskrona and Göteborg.
    Thursday 21st
    •  King Carl Gustaf hold Cabinet meeting, with Princess Victoria
      • 11:15 AM
      • Announce the name and baby's title
        • Prince Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, Duke of Södermanland
    Friday 22nd
    • Te Deum Service at at Royal Palace Chapel
      • 12:00 PM
      • Attended by Royal Family
        • King, Queen, Victoria, Daniel and Carl Philip confirmed. 
    • Congratulatory lists at the Royal Palace
      • 1-4 PM 
      • Well-wisher can sign list to send their congratulations to the couple
    Monday 25th

    If you are as excited about the news as us, you probably want to send Carl Philip and Sofia a letter or card to congratulate them on their baby. The address is:

    TRH Prince Couple
    Kungl. Slottet
    SE-107 70  Stockholm
    Sweden


    What to expect in reply? Will they reply?

    Who really knows when it comes to the Swedish Royal Family. Sometimes they send out replies, sometimes they don't. They do always release a statement online saying how deeply touched they were for all the well-wishes.


    You can find the two replies I have gotten from the Swedish Royal Family here.


    Monday, 18 April 2016

    Day 2 - Cambridge Royal Wedding Review

    On 16th November 2010, Clarence House announced Prince William's engagement to Catherine Middleton! Day One focused on the Engagement announcement. Today, we will look at the various reactions to the news.

    Michael and Carole Middleton  (2 mins) (Pardon the video title)


    PM David Cameron  (2 min)


    Prince Charles  (1 min)


      Princess Anne  (1 min)


      Afghanistan Troops (2 mins)


      India (1 min)


      Canada (1 min)



      Australian Prime Minister (Julia Gillard) & Leader of the Opposition (Tony Abbott) (3 min)


      First Official Engagement  (1 min)


      Royal Mint (2 mins)


      Lunch with the Queen (2 mins)
      B

      Last Engagement Before Wedding (1 min)


      Royal Parks  (3 mins)


      International Space Station Expedition 27 crew (1 min)


      Discussion:  Do you think Catherine (& William) was prepared for all the global interest surrounding their engagement and wedding? Do you think the world is more interesting in the Cambridges today, or when they got engaged? (Post your thoughts in the comment section below).


      Sneak Peak at Day 3: Tomorrow, we move a little closer to the actual ceremony and look at Wedding Preparations.

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      Friday, 1 April 2016

      April Q&A (2016)

      As Always, Post your Royal Questions & I will get to them as soon as possible. 

      FYI: We are now on Facebook and and Instagram, be sure to follow us!

      Question 1: Are there any guests from other royal families invited to Queen Elizabeth's birthday? Who will attend to the celebration in your opinion? 

      Answer: The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations span over many months, with a bunch of different events.  You can find everything we know so far about the Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations here. With a break down as to who will attend the different events.

      The Queen's whole family will be participating in the celebrations at different times. Don't read anything to someone not attending a certain event.

      Currently there aren't any big events planned for Foreign Royals to attend. I don't think we will see any big birthday dinner with foreign royals, like other foreign monarchs have done for their milestone birthdays. (The Queen's didn't doing anything like that for her 80th, either.)

      We will see a lot of foreign royal families sending the Queen good wishes for her birthday.


      Question 2: What is Prince Harry doing? And where he is? 

      Answer: Prince Harry just go back a few days ago from Nepal. After his Royal Tour, he stayed in the country for a few extra days to work with Team Rubicon UK on an earthquake relief project.

      He is back in the UK now. He is probably prepping for his visit to Canada and the Invictus Games in USA next month.

      His first engagement this month will be on Wednesday, the 6th. He will attend the unveiling of the UK 2016 Invictus Games team at Buckingham Palace. For more upcoming engagements for Prince Harry. 

      Question 3: Are you going to send a Birthday Card to King Philippe of Belgium? 

      Answer: Yes. 

      Question 3a: Is it appropriate to mention the brussels attack in my letter? 

      Answer: Yes. It is completely appropriate to mention. It think King Philippe would love to hear about your support for Belgium after these attacks, and to know that the country is in your thoughts.

      Question 4: If I want to send Princess Charlotte a Birthday Card, should I address it to her or her parents? 

      Answer: Great Question. When writing for children's birthdays, christenings, etc, address it to who ever you are really writing to. A letter/card to a child is going to be different than for an adult.

      Since Princess Charlotte is a baby who can't read, unless your card is a picture or something she can chew on, you're really writing to her parents. They are also the ones sending the Thank You card. So you should address your letter to them.

      When Charlotte get's older and you are actually writing to Charlotte, you can address it to her.

      The address for the Cambridges is:

      Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
      Clarence House
      London SW1A 1BA
      United Kingdom


      Question 5: Did Zara Phillips ever attend any of the Buckingham Palace Garden Parties? 

      Answer:  No, I don't believe Zara ever has.

      Question 6: Which members of other royal families has Prince Harry met?

      Answer: I think at this point Harry had meet members from almost every royal family, and certainly all the major ones.  I didn't go into the defunct monarchies, obscure ones, or extended royal families.

      Harry meet a lot of royals at things like weddings (e.g. William and Catherine), funerals (e.g. Queen Mum),  2012 Olympics, Queen's various Jubilee celebrations, trips abroad, royal visits to UK, etc.

      Not a complete list, and I'm not 100% sure on all the children on the list, but they are mentioned as Harry had occasion to meet them.

      Belgium:
      • King & Queen, King Albert
      Bhutan
      • King
      Denmark
      • Queen, Henrik, Frederik, Mary, Christian, Isabella
      Jordan 
      • King
      Luxemborg:
      • Grand Duke and Grand Duchess
      Liechtenstein 
      •  Prince Hans-Adam II
      Monaco:
      • Albert & Charlene
      Netherlands
      • King, Queen, Princess Beatrix, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia, Princess Ariane
      Norway
      • King and Queen, Crown Prince & Crown Princess, Princess Ingrid & Prince Sverre Magnus 
      Spain 
      •  King, Queen, King Carlos, & Queen Sofia
      Sweden 
      • King, Queen, Victoria, Daniel, Carl Philip

      If you have any specific question, about Harry meeting someone on the list or not on the list, feel free to ask.