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The Royal Family attends the Armistice 100th Anniversary Service at Westminster Abbey

This evening The Royal Family, as well as members of the British Government and Germany’s President & First Lady attended a service for the Armistice’s 100th anniversary at Westminster Abbey. Her Majesty The Queen and His Excellency The President of Germany layed fresh flowers on the grave of the Unknown Warrior upon arrival. The Duke & Duchess of Sussex briefly met with members of the congregration and PM Theresa May before the service began.


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The Royal Family Attends The Remembrance Sunday Service At The Cenotaph

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice 1918. We honor all those who lost their lives during World War I. While most of the dignitaries attended the big celebration in France, the Royal Family observed their annual Sunday Service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, central London. The Prince of Wales layed a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the other military members of the family (such as William and Harry). Meghan watched the service from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with Elke Budenbender, the wife of Germany’s president Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Later today, The Royal Family will again pay their respect to all those who died by attending a service at Westminster Abbey.


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The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit New Zealand – Day 1: Wellington

The Royal visit to Australia is now over! Harry and Meghan departed Sydney Airport on Sunday morning with the Invictus Games NZ Team on board of the Royal New Zealand Air Force for Wellington. Representatives of the Australian goverment paid their respects and official goodbyes to Their Royal Highnesses before they boarded the plane.


A few hours later, they arrived at Wellington International Airport and were greeted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (who became this year the first New Zealander PM to give birth while in office). Harry & Meghan posed for an official photo with the IG team before departing the airport.


New Zealanders performed a traditional welcome ceremony at Government House for TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Harry and Meghan were greeted by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy, and received ‘hongis’ from Maori people. They watched traditional haka performances as well as a 21-gun salute from guards who were then inspected by Harry per tradition. VIDEO


Harry and Meghan visited the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park to lay a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Warrior, before seing the newly-unveiled UK War Memorial in the park. Harry was presented with a Badge in Gold, New Zealand’s highest military honor for his work with injured veterans. Following the wreath-laying ceremony, the couple greeted the public during a walkabout in front of the memorial. VIDEOVIDEO


In the evening, Harry and Meghan had a meeting with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Leader of Opposition Simon Bridges at Government House. Then they attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand. New Zealand became then the first country to give women the right to vote. The Duchess of Sussex made a speech on the importance of human rights, what having the right to vote represents for women and her. It’s an incredibly inspirational speech which you can watch below and read here. VIDEO


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The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit Australia – Day 9: Sydney

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have spent their final day in Australia focussed on The Invictus Games ! Harry and Meghan attended this afternoon the Wheelchair Basketball Finals between the Netherlands and the USA. Instead of sitting in their reserved area, they decided to sit in the bleachers with the rest of the crowd. Meghan got to hand the gold medals to her home country as the USA team won the finals. Though one Dutch player managed to steal a kiss from the Duchess upon getting his medal.VIDEOVIDEO


In the evening, the couple attended the closing ceremony at the Qudos Bank Arena. The Duchess got to make a speech about what she witnessed during the Games, what the Games stand for. Meghan mentioned her 2014 USO tour, where she decided to spend her holidays touring army bases in countries such as Italy, Spain or Turkey to spread the holiday cheer with the soldiers. I suggest you listen to it, it’s worth it. MEGHAN’S SPEECH


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The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit Australia – Day 8: Sydney

Harry and Meghan are back in Sydney ! Following their visit to Tonga, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are back in town for the final day of the Invictus Games. Tomorrow they will attend the wheelchair basketball finals in the afternoon, and the closing ceremony in the evening.

Before that, the couple attend the Australian Geographic Society Awards. The Duchess presented the Young Conservationist of the Year award to Sophia Skarparis, who worked on a campaign to ban plastic bags in New South Wales. Prince Harry accepted an award on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and made a speech. Afterwards the couple met with the winners.


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