Royal News Round-up Oct 2019
The Royal Family marks Remembrance Sunday
Her Majesty The Queen was joined by several members of her family in observing two minutes of silence on November 10th in London to commemorate those who fought in WW1 and WW2.
She was joined on the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall, while the Duchess of Sussex, the Countess of Wessex and Princess Anne’s husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, stood on another as Big Ben struck 11 o’clock.
Prince Charles was the first to lay down a commemorative wreath, whilst Princes William, Harry and Andrew also laid wreaths.
Animal lovers in profile
Buckingham Palace will play host to a grand exhibition in 2020 that profiles the Royal Family’s relationship with the animal kingdom. From The Queen’s documented love of animals to the furry friends who can be found in the homes of the Cambridges and Sussexes, the exhibition will also focus on animal welfare, which the Royal Family are incredibly passionate about.
The exhibition will feature photography of the family with their beloved pets, ranging from the Queen’s famous corgis and horses to the pets of previous monarchs, including George V’s pet parrot.
Touring the continent
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have completed their 10-day tour across South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi alongside their young son, Archie. The royal couple visited multiple locations including schools and community centres and met hundreds of locals who benefit massively from the Royal Family’s philanthropy in the country. Both the Duke and Duchess were there to launch new initiatives to support women’s education, a passion for Meghan, and projects to help support an environmentally-friendly industry in the countries.
It was a particularly touching moment to see Prince Harry walk along a cleared minefield in Angola like his mother, Princess Diana, famously did over two decades ago. A personal tribute to his mother’s great charity and extensive work in the region was added to a speech the Prince then gave to local leaders and elders in the community.
Exciting, the trip also marked the first public appearance of the couple’s son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who was brought along by his parents to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Looking energetic and always smiling, the Archbishop appeared particularly taken with the new Royal baby as he greeted his parents on the steps of his home.