The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards

Earlier this evening, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards held at Buckingham Palace. They accompanied Her Majesty The Queen, who handed out the awards this year’s Young Leaders from the Commonwealth. Following the ceremony, TRH got to talk with the winners.

The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Winners of this prestigious Award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen. With this support, Award winners will be expected to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities.



New details on the upcoming visit of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Ireland

New details on the upcoming visit of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Ireland

Their Royal Highnesses are due to visit the country on July 10 and July 11 at the request of Her Majesy’s Government.

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Ireland from Tuesday 10th July to Wednesday 11th July. This visit is at the request of Her Majesty’s Government.

Over the course of the trip, Their Royal Highnesses will meet the people of Dublin and will visit organisations which are central to Irish life. This will include a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association. The Duke and Duchess will also attend a summer garden party at the British Ambassador’s residence, where they will meet people from across Ireland’s arts, sports, military and social enterprise sectors.

During their visit to Dublin, Their Royal Highnesses will learn about Ireland’s culture and heritage, including a visit to Trinity College, where they will see the Book of Kells, one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures. The Duke and Duchess will also have a moment for reflection at the Famine Memorial, before visiting EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum, telling the story of the 10 million Irish people who have emigrated across the world.

Their Royal Highnesses will also learn more about the bright future of Ireland during their time in Dublin, with a visit to DogPatch Labs, a co-working space for technology start-ups. Here, The Duke and Duchess will meet children and young people taking part in free coding workshops, and will also have the opportunity to talk to female tech entrepreneurs.

The programme will include official meetings with The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, and with The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.

Source: The Royal Family

The Royal Family attends the 1st day of Royal Ascot

The Royal Family attends the 1st day of Royal Ascot

Earlier today, The Duchess of Sussex made her debut at Royal Ascot with her husband and other members of the Royal Family. Meghan and Harry handed over the prize to the winner of the St James’ Palace Stakes, Frankie Dettori and his horse Wihtout Parole. She was also seen chatting with her father-in-law, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Queen.

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £7.3m in prize money. Our eighteen Group races, eight of them Group One, have made household names of Royal Ascot winners like Black Caviar, Frankel and Yeats. Each year the meeting is broadcast to audiences around the globe, yet to experience it in person is something altogether more special.



The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend his cousin’s wedding in Lincolnshire

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend his cousin’s wedding in Lincolnshire

A month after their own nuptials, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the wedding of the Duke’s cousin, Celia McCorquodale to George Woodhouse in Lincolnshire yesterday. Celia is the niece of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. They greeted friends on their way to St Andrew and St Mary’s Church. For the occasion, The Duchess wore a white and blue dress with a white fascinator and white heels.


Queen Elizabeth II & The Duchess of Sussex spend the day in Cheshire

Queen Elizabeth II & The Duchess of Sussex spend the day in Cheshire

Today Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II were in Cheshire to attend several royal engagements. They were first seen arriving at Runcorn Station by Royal Train. They were greated by crowds before heading to the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre to open the Mersey Getaway Bridge. They witnessed a performance by local schoolchildren. Afterwards, they attended the opening of Storyhouse Theatre, where they saw a storytelling session for nursery children, they met The Storyhouse Young Leaders and more, before enjoing a few performances inside the theatre. They also observed a minute of silence of all Greenfell Tower vicitims to mark the first anniversary of the fire. They ended the day by doing a walkabout on their way to Chester Town Hall where they were invited to have lunch. You can check more than 300 HQ photos in the gallery, more will be coming later today !


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to visit Ireland next month

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to visit Ireland next month

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Harry and Meghan are expected to visit Ireland for two days of engagements, beginning on Friday, July 13.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to visit Ireland in the middle of next month, very likely around Friday, July 13.

Preparations are continuing for Prince Harry and Meghan to visit, less than two months after their wedding on May 19. Sources say they are likely to take part in a series of engagements over the course of two days.

It will be a second royal visit of the summer, as Prince Charles and wife Camilla are expected in Cork later this week for a three-day visit which will also include visits to Kerry.

Officials hope the publicity around these visits may prove helpful in Anglo-Irish relations at a time when Brexit has created a considerable strain between the two governments.

The British Embassy has so far remained tight-lipped about the arrangements.

Harry has never visited the Republic before, but Meghan spent time there as an ambassador for the One Young World summit in 2014.

This would be the Duchess’ second visit to Ireland. In 2014, she attended the One Young World summit in Dublin. You can find photos of the summit in our gallery. Earlier this year, in March, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Northern Ireland for a day of engagements.

The Royal Family Attends Trooping The Colour

The Royal Family Attends Trooping The Colour

Earlier today Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex made her very first appearance at The Queen’s Birthday Parade, Trooping The Colour. The Duchess rode in a carriage with her husband and The Duke of Kent. For her first appearance, The Duchess wore a beyspoke Carolina Herrera dress with a Philip Treacy hat.

What is Trooping The Colour? Well, it’s the official celebration of The Queen’s Birthday. While Her Majesty’s birthday is on April 21st, it is usually on the 2nd Saturday of June that the official celebration takes place. Her Majesty and her family go to The Horse Guards Palace, where she will review the troops, before returning to Buckingham Palace for a final parade and the RAF flypast, which they enjoy from the balcony.



The Duchess of Sussex is one of Britain’s 25 most influential women

British Vogue has named its 25 most influential women shaping the year 2018 in Britain. The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, is among these women ! Congratulations !

THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX
New member of the Royal family

From a teenager posing outside the palace gates to a grown-up actress marrying one of the princes within them, Meghan Markle’s story (and wardrobe) captured the public imagination like no other this year. Almost overnight, the 36-year-old has become one of the most recognisable women in the world. But her influence stretches far beyond the ceaseless coverage of her style – as a bi-racial campaigning feminist from America, she is helping to forge a new 21st-century identity for the monarchy.

HRH The Duchess of Sussex receives her own Coat of Arms

Upon her marriage to Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, The Duchess has received a Coat of Arms, with many symbols representing her native California. He Coat of Arms will now be joined with the one of her husband.

A Coat of Arms has been created for The Duchess of Sussex. The design of the Arms was agreed and approved by Her Majesty The Queen and Mr. Thomas Woodcock (Garter King of Arms and Senior Herald in England), who is based at the College of Arms in London.

Her Royal Highness worked closely with the College of Arms throughout the design process to create a Coat of Arms that was both personal and representative.

The blue background of the shield represents the Pacific Ocean off the California coast, while the two golden rays across the shield are symbolic of the sunshine of The Duchess’s home state. The three quills represent communication and the power of words.

Beneath the shield on the grass sits a collection of golden poppies, California’s state flower, and wintersweet, which grows at Kensington Palace.
It is customary for Supporters of the shield to be assigned to Members of the Royal Family, and for wives of Members of the Royal Family to have one of their husband’s Supporters and one relating to themselves. The Supporter relating to The Duchess of Sussex is a songbird with wings elevated as if flying and an open beak, which with the quill represents the power of communication.

A Coronet has also been assigned to The Duchess of Sussex. It is the Coronet laid down by a Royal Warrant of 1917 for the sons and daughters of the Heir Apparent. It is composed of two crosses patée, four fleurs-de-lys and two strawberry leaves.

The arms of a married woman are shown with those of her husband and the technical term is that they are impaled, meaning placed side by side in the same shield.

Mr. Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms said: “The Duchess of Sussex took a great interest in the design. Good heraldic design is nearly always simple and the Arms of The Duchess of Sussex stand well beside the historic beauty of the quartered British Royal Arms. Heraldry as a means of identification has flourished in Europe for almost nine hundred years and is associated with both individual people and great corporate bodies such as Cities, Universities and for instance the Livery Companies in the City of London. ”

The Duchess of Sussex attends The Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration at Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Sussex attends The Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration at Buckingham Palace

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have undergone their first royal engagement since their wedding ! Along with the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, they attended a patronage celebration held at Buckingham Palace. The party not only celebrated more than 400 charities patroned by the Prince of Wales, but also his upcoming 70th birthday (he was born on November 14th). You can find photos in our gallery as well as the speech made by the Duke of Sussex.