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Tonight, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium. The event is held each year in aid of the Royal Variety Charity of which The Queen is Patron, and has enjoyed Royal Patronage since 1912. The Queen has attended 39 times during her reign. The Royal Variety Charity helps those in need who have worked professionally in the entertainment industry, either behind-the-scenes or as performers. The first performance took place in 1912, attended by King George V and Queen Mary in aid of what was then known as the Variety Artistes' Benevolent Fund. The Royal Variety Performance has been an annual fixture since 1921, with a member of the Royal family attending each year. 📸 Press Association

The London Palladium


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The Prince of Wales today presented a replacement of The Queen’s Colour to The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). The original was presented by The Queen during a Tour of New Zealand in 1953. A Colour is the highest honour that the Sovereign can bestow. Watch this 📽 ... The Queen and The Prince present the Colour to the RNZAF, almost 70 years apart. The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Edinburgh are Marshals of the RNZAF, whose motto is the same as that of the Royal Air Force, Per ardua ad astra, meaning "Through adversity to the stars". Today The Prince of Wales said: "Over the decades since The Queen first gave you her Colour, you have upheld your proud traditions of service and duty, whilst continuing to adapt and to rise to the challenges of an ever-changing world." Swipe across to see more and follow   @ClarenceHouse   for more from   #RoyalVisitNZ  .


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This evening The Duke of Sussex joined over 2,500 young people, volunteers and staff at the inaugural   #onsideawards   at the Royal Albert Hall. With 13 Youth Zones around the UK and over 50,000 members,   @onsideyz   is making an incredible impact in some of the most deprived communities in the UK. In the future, OnSide hope to create a network of 100 Youth Zones nationally. The OnSide awards celebrate the young people who have gone above and beyond for their communities. The Duke presented the Health and Wellbeing award to Strong Sisters from Blackburn’s Youth Zone. During visits to OnSide Youth Zones, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have seen the impact these youth facilities are having on young people – providing them with a safe space where they can learn new skills, make new friends and be part of a community. Swipe ⬅️ to see photos from visits earlier this year. Congratulations to all of tonight’s winners! 👏👏 📷Press Association


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On the final day in Toronto yesterday, The Countess of Wessex participated in events supporting gender equality - including a 100 Women in Finance (100WF) business breakfast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Countess has been visiting New York and Toronto this week as Global Ambassador of 100WF’s Next Generation Initiative, which supports the creation of opportunities for young women in the finance industry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the event, The Countess took part in a Q&A session with local students Katherine and Anjana, and discussed the development available for young women in the workplace as they embark on their careers. HRH encouraged them to “take every opportunity that comes your way.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Countess has long-supported gender equality in the workplace and is founding Chair of the Women’s Network Forum. Established in 2014, the Forum brings together industry leaders to discuss best practice, with the aim of achieving gender balance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ HRH also met Duke of Edinburgh International Award participants and partner charities yesterday, to explore how the education framework can help young women reach their full potential.


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Today The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of   @eachhospices   , opened The Nook, a purpose-built children’s hospice near Norwich. The new hospice contains more areas for clinical care and dedicated therapy rooms, allowing EACH to meet the increased demand for its service and the ever-changing needs of those it cares for. EACH was one of the first charities Her Royal Highness became patron of, soon after her marriage to The Duke of Cambridge. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk and supports their families.

The Nook, East Anglian Childrens Hospice EACH


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🇮🇳 This week, The Prince of Wales has visited India. At Bangla Sahib Gurdwara Sikh Temple in New Delhi, The Prince continued the 550th anniversary celebrations of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. Whilst in New Delhi, The Prince of Wales attended a Service of Remembrance at Delhi War Cemetery. During the service, HRH laid a wreath and read the Kohima Epitaph to commemorate all those who gave their lives for their country. Following the service, His Royal Highness visited graves in the cemetery, in which over 1000 Commonwealth casualties from World War 2 are buried or commemorated. In the Langar Community Kitchen, His Royal Highness tested his cooking skills! He met with kitchen volunteers who gave him a lesson in the preparation and cooking of traditional India roti and dal.   #RoyalVisitIndia     #GuruPurab550  



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🇨🇦 In Canada, The Countess of Wessex visited both Toronto Western and Toronto General Hospital, which specialise in cardiology, the treatment of strokes, and transplants. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Her Royal Highness, who is Patron of both Hospitals, met patients recovering in the stroke and cardiology units. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Countess also learnt about the Hospital’s use of technology and innovation, including robotic surgery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This month, doctors at Toronto Western performed the first robot-assisted brain surgery - allowing them to operate remotely on stroke and aneurysm patients. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📹 Watch as technician Nicole shows The Countess how the robotic surgery is operated, allowing for precision during remote procedures.


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Did you know The Duke of Edinburgh has been Patron of   @london_youth   since 1947. In fact, one of The Duke's first official engagements was with London Youth (then London Federation of Boys' Clubs) when he attended the Boxing Finals on 2 March 1948. London Youth supports community youth organisations that provide a lifeline and vital space, where young people in London can develop confidence, resilience and skills. In 2017 The Duke of Edinburgh celebrated 130 years of London Youth at a garden party at Buckingham Palace. Last night, The Jack Petchey Foundation became the first ever winner of The Prince Philip Award, at the London Youth Awards, for their incredible 20 years commitment to encouraging young people to be active. In a message to the   #LYAwards  , His Royal Highness sent his congratulations to the   @jackpetcheyfoundation   and his best wishes to all at London Youth for their continued success. 📷Press Association


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“We know we cannot achieve gender balance and diversity alone... we need everyone, male and female, to support this mission.” The Countess of Wessex speaks at the 100 Women in Finance 18th Annual Gala, to celebrate the organisation’s work to invest in the next generation of female finance professionals. The Countess is Global Ambassador of 100 Women in Finance’s Next Generation Initiatives. Her Royal Highness also invited those present “to become more visible, to be great examples to young women and, if you aren't already - to become champions and mentors.”


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Wishing The Prince of Wales a very happy birthday! 🎈🎂   #HappyBirthdayHRH     @clarencehouse  


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Today The Duke of Cambridge marked 50 years since the opening of   @centrepointuk   - the UK's leading youth homelessness charity. HRH visited a new Apprenticeship House, which aims to support young people in their journey to independent living. This evening The Duke of Cambridge attended the Centrepoint 50th Anniversary Gala. He was joined by residents of Apprenticeship House. The Gala promoted the achievements of individuals supported by Centrepoint and encouraged supporters to help change the story for homeless young people.


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“Be brave, speak up” — The Countess of Wessex speaks to assembled young women at 100 Women in Finance’s First Impressions event in New York yesterday, which aims to equip and inspire attendees to consider a career in finance. The Countess is visiting New York and Toronto this week as Global Ambassador of 100 Women in Finance’s (100WF) Next Generation Initiative - a role HRH has held since 2015. The initiative aims to support and encourage young women to consider a career in finance by creating more pathways into the industry. Whilst in New York The Countess also met US representatives from the Awareness Foundation. The Foundation empowers people of faith to become peacemakers in their own communities. HRH, who is Patron of the charity, previously met with the Foundation’s Syrian Ambassadors for Peace in Beirut earlier this year. The Ambassadors are supported by the Foundation to develop their own peace building projects and to promote reconciliation within their communities. 📷 Royal Communications / Press Association

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