Photos and videos from the work & activities of The Queen & The Royal Family.
Photos and videos from the work & activities of The Queen & The Royal Family.
🎥 Watch highlights from this year's #HolyroodWeek, where The Queen carried out engagements across Scotland. Each year, The Queen stays in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty’s official residence in Scotland, and visits different regions of the country to meet Scots from all walks of life. From visiting Gorgie City Farm to celebrating the 20th anniversary of Scottish Parliament, watch the full video on our IGTV channel 📺 Also check out highlights from The Earl and Countess of Wessex's visit to Forfar!
Today, The Earl of Forfar hosted the @dofeuk Gold Awards presentations at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Young people travelled to the Palace in Edinburgh to celebrate their achievements, collect their Awards from special guest presenters and share their experiences with His Royal Highness. #DYK Nearly 21,000 14-24 year-olds started a @dofescotland programme last year? Watch this 🎥 to hear from The Earl, UK Trustee, about the importance the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Tomorrow, The Queen will arrive in Scotland for #HolyroodWeek2019! Holyrood Week, or ‘Royal Week’, takes place each Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Her Majesty will meet Scots from across the country throughout the week. Engagements will include the annual Garden Party and Investiture ceremony.
Today The Countess of Wessex visited the Royal Norfolk Show, the annual showcase of the county’s farming, food and countryside. As #norfolkshow President this year, Her Royal Highness met children from Sparhawk Infant and Nursery school – 1 of 6 schools taking part in the ‘Learn about livestock’ project with the Food and Farming Discovery Trust. The Countess has a keen interest in the world of agriculture and is currently Patron of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO ), the body representing the UK’s many agricultural, horticultural, equine and countryside events. 📷 Tim Rooke / Shutterstock
Earlier this week The Queen, and members of the Royal Family attended the annual Garter Day service, celebrating the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain. The King and Queen of Spain and The King and Queen of the Netherlands also attended this year’s Garter Day, during which The Kings were installed in St. George’s Chapel as Supernumerary, or ‘Stranger’, Knights of the Garter. New appointments to "The Garter" were invested in the Garter Throne Room and include a Lady Companion, athlete Lady Mary Peters, and a Knight Companion, the Marquess of Salisbury, a former Chairman of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation. Watch some of our 🎥 highlights from #GarterDay
#DidYouKnow The Duke of Edinburgh is Colonel-in-Chief of @britisharmy Infantry Regiment, The Rifles. Today The Duke received General Sir Nicholas Carter (left ) who is relinquishing his appointment as Colonel Commandant of @rifles_regiment and General Patrick Sanders (right ) who will succeed him.
One of Britain’s most well-known racecourses, Ascot holds a special week of races in June each year called Royal Ascot, attended by The Queen, who has had an interest in horses since childhood, and is an owner and breeder of many thoroughbred horses. 📷 Take a look back at The Queen enjoying Royal Ascot from 1949 to the present day. PA images
#OTD in 1837, Queen Victoria ascended to the throne at the age of 18. This painting by Henry Tanworth Wells from the @RCT shows the moment Queen Victoria learnt of her accession. Her reign lasted until 22 January 1901 and was known as the Victorian Era. Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert produced nine children between 1840 and 1857. Most of them married into other Royal families of Europe. Read more about Queen Victoria on our website, through the link in our bio. 📷 PA
Happy Birthday to The Duchess of Gloucester! The Duchess of Gloucester is a full-time working member of the Royal Family. HRH takes great pride in the work which she undertakes for her many charities and organisations, as well as her duties in support of The Queen. #HappyBirthdayHRH 📷PA
Each year, The Queen hosts a #GarterDay luncheon in the Waterloo Chamber at #WindsorCastle. Explore the room in this timelapse video from @royalcollectiontrust Over the past year the huge Waterloo table has undergone a comprehensive French polish, giving it the sheen that you see today. Watch this video to see the preparation undertaken by Palace attendants & footmen the day before the luncheon.
Wishing all our followers a very Happy Father’s Day! Both of these images were taken at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The first one features The Duke with his eldest children, The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal, and was taken in 1952. The second image was taken in 1972 and features The Duke of York and The Earl of Wessex. 📷PA
"What’s remarkable about Action on Addiction is that it goes beyond helping those who are suffering on the courageous journey into recovery – it also lends direct support to the children and families affected by addiction – for as long as it takes." The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of Action on Addiction, made a speech at the first annual gala dinner in recognition of #AddictionAwarenessWeek last night. Before the dinner, The Duchess of Cambridge met former Action on Addiction clients Jay Otty and Melanie Bennett, who worked to prepare food for the gala dinner. Action on Addiction is the only UK addictions charity that works across all the areas of research, treatment, family support and professional education. See more on @KensingtonRoyal 📷PA
The Duke of Sussex met the Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli, during an audience at Kensington Palace today. Find out more about The Duke's past visits to Nepal on @SussexRoyal 📷 PA
This year, The Prince of Wales’s Highgrove Garden is celebrating 25 years of garden tours. #Highgrove25 To mark the anniversary, over the next few days @clarencehouse will be sharing facts and photos from Highgrove’s history. Follow them for more. The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund benefits from the tours. It was founded in 1979 by HRH and aims to transform lives & build sustainable communities. It supports initiatives such as conservation, health, environment, heritage & youth training projects. 📸 by Chris Jackson / Getty
This week, The Queen greeted President Trump and Mrs. Trump for the #USstatevisit, held an audience with the Australian PM, and attended the #DDAY75 Commemorative event. Watch our round-up for more.
#Repost @kensingtonroyal On the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, The Duke of Cambridge joined D-Day veterans, and members of the public, at a service in Heroes’ Square at the National Memorial Arboretum, before laying a wreath at the Normandy Campaign Memorial. D-Day exemplifies the importance of collaboration across societies and nations and demonstrates why we “Remember together”. The music is this film is “The Shores of Normandy” recorded by D-Day veteran Jim Redford. Jim served the Merchant Navy on the Empire Larch, at the age of just 15.
Today, The Queen held an audience with The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison. His wife Jennifer Morrison was also received by Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace. An Audience is a one-to-one meeting with The Queen and happen regularly throughout Her Majesty's working week. The majority of Audiences are for members of the diplomatic community, though Her Majesty also welcomes political, religious and military leaders, and people who have won prestigious cultural prizes. 📷 PA Images
Mr President, as we look to the future, I am confident that our common values and shared interests will continue to unite us. Tonight we celebrate an alliance that has helped to ensure the safety and prosperity of both our peoples for decades, and which I believe will endure for many years to come.' The Queen's speech from last night's US State Banquet is now available to watch in full on www.youtube.com/theroyalchannel.
Tomorrow the President of the United States of America, President Donald J Trump and the First Lady, Mrs Melania Trump will pay a State Visit to the UK. State visits, both outward and incoming, play an integral role in strengthening Britain's relationships with countries across the world. The Queen hosted President Trump and Mrs Trump for tea at Windsor Castle last July. Over the course of her reign, The Queen has met twelve US Presidents. The Queen has hosted two previous US State Visits, President George W Bush in 2003 and President Barack Obama in 2011. #USStateVisit
The Coronation of The Queen took place #OTD at Westminster Abbey in 1953. #DYK that Her Majesty is the 6th Queen to be crowned at @westminsterabbeylondon in her own right? Follow the link in our bio for 49 more facts about The Queen’s Coronation.
Today The Duke of Sussex attended the opening match of the @ICC Cricket World which featured England vs South Africa. The ICC Cricket World Cup, which takes place from 30th May to 14th July, is being hosted by England and Wales features the world’s top ten teams, nine of whom are from the Commonwealth. Over one million people are expected to attend matches and World Cup activations in England and Wales, with a further 1.5 billion watching around the world. More from today on @SussexRoyal
Today The Queen hosted a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. The Queen hosts Garden Parties as a way to celebrate the positive impact people have made on their communities. 8,000 people attended the event today and around 30,000 people will attend a Garden Party this year, taking place at Buckingham Palace and Palace of Holyroodhouse.
The Duke of York is carrying out a visit to Canada 🇨🇦 to attend a number of engagements in Halifax and Toronto, and will host the first ever Pitch @Palace Canada, an initiative set up by The Duke to support tech entrepreneurs worldwide. Yesterday, @hrhthedukeofyork arrived in Halifax to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of The Princess Louise Fusiliers, an infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces. The Duke has been Colonel in Chief of The Princess Louise Fusiliers since 2003. On arrival HRH received a Guard of Honour, before inspecting the Guard and taking the Salute. Follow HRH’s visit on @hrhthedukeofyork
Today marks the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. (1819-1901 ). #QueenVictoria was born at Kensington Palace and ascended to the throne in 1837 at the age of 18. She reigned for almost 64 years - the second longest reigning monarch after Queen Elizabeth II. Follow the link in our bio to find out more about Queen Victoria’s life and reign. 📷 @royalcollectiontrust
Wishing The Duke and Duchess of Sussex a very happy wedding anniversary. Today marks one year since Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. @sussexroyal
Lady Gabriella Windsor arrives at The West Steps of St Georges Chapel with her father, Prince Michael of Kent. Lady Gabriella’s wedding dress was a bespoke design by Luisa Beccaria. Flowers in St George’s Chapel included coral sunset peonies, coral and white roses, white hydrangea, white delphiniums, apricot stocks and seasonal flowers, in addition to the creamy ivory ‘Ella’ rose, by David Austin, named for the bride. 📸 @pa
Garden Parties have been held since the 1860s - this painting depicts Queen Victoria returning to Buckingham Palace in an open carriage pulled by grey horses. Nowadays, over 30,000 people come to Garden Parties each year. 📷 Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the launch of Shout, a new text messaging helpline that supports people in crisis. Shout operates 24/7 and connects people in need to trained volunteers who provide help at a time when it is most needed; enabling them to move from a moment of crisis to a calm state and form a plan for next steps to find longer-term support. Shout is powered by a team of volunteers who are at the heart of the service. They are trained to create a safe space for people experiencing mental health challenges. Working remotely, volunteers are part of a supportive and connected online community of 1,000, with the ambition of boosting that community to 4,000 by the end of the year. Their Royal Highnesses said: “We are incredibly excited to be launching this service, knowing it has the potential to reach thousands of vulnerable people every day. Over the last few months Shout has started working quietly behind the scenes. We have all been able to see the service working up close and are so excited for its future. “At the heart of this service will be an incredible national volunteer community, one which needs to grow to allow us to support more people in crisis. We hope that many more of you will join us and be part of something very special.”
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were today introduced to the newborn son of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. The Duchess’s mother, Ms Doria Ragland was also present. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. 📸 Chris Allerton/ @sussexroyal