??? Happy Birthday Prince George! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share new photographs of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness’s sixth birthday. This photograph was taken recently in the garden of their home at Kensington Palace by The Duchess of Cambridge. Thank you everyone for all your lovely messages!
? Happy Birthday Prince George! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share new photographs of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness’s sixth birthday. This photograph was taken on holiday with the family by The Duchess of Cambridge. Thank you everyone for all your lovely messages!
?⚽️ Happy Birthday Prince George! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share new photographs of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness’s sixth birthday. This photograph was taken recently in the garden of their home at Kensington Palace by The Duchess of Cambridge. Thank you everyone for all your lovely messages!
The Duchess of Cambridge, @Wimbledon Patron, presents the 2019 Gentlemen’s Singles Champion Novak Djokovic with his fifth #Wimbledon title trophy ?????
What an incredible, breathtaking Wimbledon final ? @djokernole and @rogerfederer! Congratulations Novak on your fifth #Wimbledon title! The Duke of Kent, President of The All England Lawn Tennis Club, and The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of The All England Lawn Tennis Club presented this year’s @Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Final trophies ? following the match. Ahead of the final, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thanked the ballboys, ballgirls, staff and referees for their tireless work in making this year’s tournament a huge success. ?Wimbledon/PA
The Duchess of Cambridge, @Wimbledon Patron, congratulates the 2019 Ladies’ Singles Champion Simona Halep on her first #Wimbledon title ?????
The Duchess of Cambridge, @Wimbledon Patron, and The Duchess of Sussex attended the #Wimbledon ? Ladies’ Singles Final today. Well done to Serena Williams and Simona Halep on a fantastic match, and congratulations Simona on your first Wimbledon title! Ahead of the match, The Duchess of Cambridge met junior players Kamilla Bartone, Oksana Selekhmeteva, Polina Kudermetova, and Giulia Morlet at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. ?PA #WimbledonFinal#Wimbledon2019
?⛵ It’s one month to go until The King’s Cup! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will go head to head as skippers of individual sailing boats in an eight boat regatta race, in support of Their Royal Highnesses’ charitable causes. As we mark one month to go until the regatta, we’d like to introduce the charities that are being supported in this year’s King’s Cup: 2. Child Bereavement UK, who support children and families facing bereavement. 3. Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, which supports over 10,000 homeless young people each year. 4. London Air Ambulance Charity 30th Anniversary Campaign, which highlights the vital work of the Air Ambulance in delivering life-saving treatment across London. 5. Tusk, a charity working to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa. 6. Action on Addiction, delivering effective programmes to support those affected by addiction to drugs and alcohol, their children and families. 7. Place2Be, working with families, teachers and schools to make a positive difference to children’s mental health. 8. The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, building resilience in children and young people, and delivering pioneering mental health support to families for over 60 years. 9. The Royal Foundation, in connection with its Early Years programme — The Duchess’s focus on early childhood development. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event, bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whist also raising support and funds for the causes that The Duke and Duchess support. To find out more about The King’s Cup, visit the link in our bio.
The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex took part in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy. The charity match helped raise funds and awareness for charities supported by Their Royal Highnesses. Swipe to see some of the organisations who were being supported: 2. The English Schools Swimming Association, which encourages school children to learn to swim and compete at several levels – for their school, their district and their country. 3. Fields in Trust, who champion and support our parks and green spaces by protecting them for people to enjoy in perpetuity. 4. The Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund, which helps provide financial support to injured soldiers and their families, including those who have lost their lives on active service. 5. Irish Guards Appeal, which provides welfare support to both serving and former members of the Regiment and their families. 6. Mountain Rescue England and Wales, an entirely voluntary service who work on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 7. The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre specialising in cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education. 8. The Passage, providing homeless people with support to transform their own lives. 9. Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust, which supports severely injured players from Wales. Other organisations to benefit include African Parks, Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, The Invictus Games Foundation, Map Action, The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, RFU Injured Players Foundation and Rhino Conservation Botswana. The event raised £1 million for the fifteen benefitting charities. ? PA
The Duchess of Cambridge is supporting a new UK-wide drive to help children connect with nature ? as the next generation takes environmental action into their own hands. Backyard Nature aims to build an army of young nature guardians across the UK and help them protect wildlife on their doorstep ??? galvanising communities and empowering the children that live in them to act as nature guardians for their patch, no matter how small. The Duchess of Cambridge said: “Spending time in nature can play a pivotal role in helping children grow up to become happy, healthy adults. The great outdoors provides an open playground for children to have fun and learn life-long skills — from balance and coordination to empathy and creativity — with their friends, their parents, their carers, or their family members. I hope the Backyard Nature campaign Twitchpires children, families and communities to get outside and engage with nature, wherever they live.” The Backyard Nature campaign has committed to encourage and support a million hours spent in the outdoors, encouraging children to connect with the environment and take action. Visit @BackyardNatUK to find out more and sign up to be a nature guardian. ? Kensington Palace #BackyardNature
The gardens team at Historic Royal Palaces have been working on a beautiful wildflower meadow outside Kensington Palace ??? consisting of poppies, campion, daisies, ragged robin and many other native wild flowers. Visit @HistoricRoyalPalaces to find out more, including a blog from their Gardens Manager explaining how the wildflower meadow was grown and its ecological benefits to the local area. #KensingtonPalace
Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie was Christened at the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle. This photograph was taken in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle by Chris Allerton. Seated (left to right): The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Sussex, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, The Duchess of Sussex, The Duchess of Cambridge. Standing (left to right): The Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, The Duke of Cambridge.
Thank you Joyce and Evelyn @RoyalMarsden for sneaking upstairs for a hug with The Duke of Cambridge! The Duke, President of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, was visiting The Royal Marsden in Chelsea to learn about the psychological support being offered to staff, patients and their families. Visit our profile to read the stories of some of the staff and patients The Duke met today. The Royal Marsden is the largest and most comprehensive cancer centre in Europe, treating and seeing over 50,000 NHS and private patients every year.
The Duke of Cambridge, President of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, visited The Royal Marsden in Chelsea to learn about the psychological support being offered to staff, patients and their families. The Royal Marsden opened its doors in 1851 as the world’s first hospital dedicated to cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education. Now, it is the largest and most comprehensive cancer centre in Europe, treating and seeing over 50,000 NHS and private patients every year. Read below and swipe to see the stories of some of those that he met: 2. Meeting Aly, Matron at the Bud Flanagan Unit. At end of 2017 Aly took time off work with stress, compassion fatigue and depression. Aly said: It was a very upsetting and difficult time, but with the support of my family, GP and The Royal Marsden team, I not only got through it, I came back stronger than ever. 3. With Julie, who was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014. Following treatment and remission, the cancer came back in 2018 and she received robotic surgery at The Royal Marsden. Julie received psychological support to deal with her relapse and treatment impact, together with speech and language therapy to get her speech and eating back to a ‘new’ normal. 4/5/6. Visiting the Ellis Ward, which specialises in the care of female patients undergoing investigations and treatments for breast, gynaecological, urological and gastrointestinal cancers. 7/8. In January this year, The Royal Marsden announced the sudden death of Professor Martin Gore, who was their Medical Director for 10 years and a Trustee of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. The Duke met Professor Gore’s widow, Pauline Gore, and some of his closest colleagues. 9/10. The staff of the Royal Marsden work tirelessly to continue to make a national and global contribution to cancer research and treatment, so that more people are cured and quality of life is improved for those living with cancer. The Duke met staff to thank them for their incredible work. ? Kensington Palace @royalmarsden#RoyalMarsden
? The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of @Wimbledon, visited The Championships today. Her Royal Highness watched Harriet Dart vs. Christina McHale on Court 14, alongside Katie Boulter and Anne Keothavong. The Duchess also visited the Aorangi Park to see the practice courts and warm-up area. HRH met a number of finalists and winners nominated for the annual @lta Tennis Awards, which recognise people who volunteer as grassroots level to grow and open up the sport. HRH also met British players Andy Murray and Johanna Konta. The Duchess then watched defending champion Angelique Kerber play Tatjana Maria on Centre Court. ? Wimbledon / Press Assocation / Kensington Palace #Wimbledon#Wimbledon2019#BacktheBrits
? The Duchess of Cambridge hosted a picnic for her patronages in the Back to Nature Garden at #RHSHampton — where she was joined by children from @afnccf, Evelina Children’s Hospital, @actionforchildrenukand @_place2be to explore the garden and experience the positive effects of spending time outside. The Duchess of Cambridge’s RHS Back to Nature Garden has transferred to @The_RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival — the design has the same wild and natural feel but has been developed in order to create further opportunities for children and families to interact with nature. The design for this garden has once again been created through a collaboration between Her Royal Highness, landscape architects @davies_white and the RHS. As part of her longstanding work on Early Years, The Duchess believes that spending time outdoors plays a pivotal role in children’s future health and happiness. Her garden highlights how time spent in natural environments can help build the foundations for positive physical and mental wellbeing that last through childhood and over a lifetime. Features like the hollow log and rustic dens ? have returned from Chelsea, in addition to a new hidden cave, treehouse ?, camo netting, rolling hill ⛰ and stream ?. These environments enable children to develop skills for life through free play, building their confidence, strength, resilience and social skills. In addition to the physical and mental health benefits of being in nature, spending quality time with parents and carers outside has a valuable impact on children’s early development. In the garden, families can explore together and enjoy nature as a playground. There is a pond to paddle in, a bug hotel ? that provides habitats for all sorts of wildlife, as well as a bee-friendly ? wildflower meadow that covers the hill in meadow buttercup, ox-eye daisy, red clover and common spotted orchid.
?? Happy Canada Day! // Bonne Fête du Canada! #CanadaDay#Canada
?? The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Pakistan this autumn, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Further details will be advised in due course. Her Majesty The Queen visited Pakistan in 1961 and 1997, and The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited in 2006. Swipe to see photos from the visits: 2. The Queen attends a State Banquet at the President’s House, Karachi, in 1961. 3. The Queen meets members of the Pakistan cricket team at the Rawalpindi cricket ground, in 1997. 4. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at the Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, in 2006. Photos courtesy of the Press Association and @royalcollectiontrust #Pakistan#RoyalVisitPakistan
Today is Armed Forces Day! To all the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and reservists, to cadets and charities: thank you. ?RAF School of Photography / Kensington Palace / Press Association#SaluteOurForces#ArmedForcesDay
On #ArmedForcesDay — to all the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and reservists, to cadets and charities: thank you. #SaluteOurForces
Ahead of the annual #prideinlondon parade and in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, The Duke of Cambridge visited Albert Kennedy Trust (akt) to learn about the issue of LGBTQ+ youth homelessness, and the positive change that akt are enacting through their unique prevention and early action approach. The Duke met people supported by akt, and spoke to staff about the services they provide including the ‘Purple Door’ safe house, LGBTQ+ ‘host’ (or carer) services, in-person and online mentoring programmes and a range of youth engagement activities. Among the people The Duke met was Faz, an akt Young Ambassador and trans Muslim man. Faz lost his parents when he was younger and was living with extended family, but had to leave home after they reacted badly to him coming out as trans. akt helped support Faz, and he was one of the first people to move into Purple Door. Swipe to see Faz speak about how akt helped him, and see more from The Duke’s visit. Almost one quarter of the 150,000 young people facing or experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+, and 77 per cent of those cite rejection or abuse from their families as what has led them to being so. akt has provided over 250,000 nights off the street and supported over 50,000 LGBTQ+ young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Today The Duke officially opened akt’s new services centre in Hoxton, which will host drop-in sessions for young people and grow its youth engagement offering. The Stonewall uprising took place in New York on June 28, 1969, and is seen as the moment that sparked the modern LGBTQ+ movement around the world. Pride marches around the world will be recognising the anniversary, including Pride in London, where akt staff and supporters will be marching.@aktcharity #LGBTQ #Pride
? Learning photography is a fun and engaging way to help young people develop confidence and self-expression, and to help develop new skills — today The Duchess of Cambridge joined two of her patronages, Action for Children and the Royal Photographic Society, for a special photography workshop. The Duchess of Cambridge joined Josh, and young people from Action for Children for the sessions run by the Royal Photographic Society, which covered elements of photography including portraits, light and colour. The workshop, run by RPS honorary fellows Jillian Edelstein and Harry Borden, highlighted how photography provides a universal language for young people to express themselves and explore their thoughts and feelings. As part of her longstanding work on early years The Duchess is on a mission to support organisations like Action for Children, that aim to give every child the best possible start in life. Action for Children, who are marking their 150th anniversary this year, are committed to helping vulnerable children, young people, and their families, across the UK. The charity’s 7,000 staff and volunteers operated over 522 services in the UK, improving the lives of 301,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers last year. The Royal Photographic Society, of whom The Duchess today became Patron, is one of the world’s oldest photographic societies. It was founded in 1853 with the objective of promoting the art and science of photography. Her Majesty The Queen passed the patronage to The Duchess, after having held the role for 67 years.@actionforchildrenuk@royalphotographicsociety
Her Majesty The Queen became Patron of the Royal Photographic Society, one of the world’s oldest photographic societies, in 1952. Today The Queen has passed the patronage of the Royal Photographic Society to The Duchess of Cambridge, ahead of The Duchess’s visit to a photography workshop run by The Royal Photographic Society and Action for Children, another of The Duchess’s patronages. The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853 with the objective of promoting the art and science of photography, and in the same year received Royal patronage from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The Duchess of Cambridge has a longstanding interest in photography, and this patronage will further highlight the beneficial impact that art and creativity can have on emotional wellbeing, particularly for children and young people. Swipe to see some of The Duchess’s photographs taken over the past few years of her family. ? PA/Kensington Palace/HRH The Duchess of Cambridge@royalphotographicsociety@actionforchildrenuk
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with The Queen and Members of the Royal Family, attended Royal Ascot — today they were joined by The King and Queen of the Netherlands. Royal Ascot is an annual event attended by The Queen, who has had an interest in horses since childhood, and Members of the Royal Family. The week has become Britain’s most popular race meeting, welcoming around 300,000 visitors over five days. Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711, and has since received the patronage of a further eleven monarchs. The Ascot summer race meeting officially became a Royal week in 1911. The Queen is owner and breeder of many thoroughbred horses and shares her interest in horses with many members of her family — and The Queen’s own horses have won races at Royal Ascot a number of times. ? PA @theroyalfamily@koninklijkhuis #RoyalAscot
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen and Members of the Royal Family to attend this year’s Order of the Garter service in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, established by King Edward III nearly 700 years ago. The Order includes The Queen, who is Sovereign of the Garter, The Duke of Cambridge and several senior Members of the Royal Family, and twenty-four knights or ladies chosen in recognition of their work. Knights of the Garter are chosen personally by the Sovereign to honour those who have held public office, who have contributed in a particular way to national life or who have served the Sovereign personally. Supernumerary, or ‘Stranger’ Knights, are overseas monarchs appointed to the Order, and are in addition to the twenty-four knights or ladies — The King of Spain and The King of the Netherlands attended this year’s Garter Day service, during which they were Twitchtalled as Supernumerary Knights of the Garter. Earlier in the day The Queen held a private Investiture in the Garter Throne Room at Windsor Castle, where Lady Mary Peters was invested with the Order’s Twitchignia by Her Majesty. During their visit to Northern Ireland in February, The Duke and Duchess congratulated @Olympics gold medallist Lady Mary on her appointment to the Order of the Garter. ? Kensington Palace/PA @TheRoyalFamily@koninklijkhuis #GarterDay#WindsorCastle
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? The Duchess of Cambridge has joined forces with the longest running children’s TV programme in the world, @CBBC’s Blue Peter, to launch a special competition that asks viewers to design a sculpture to go into The Duchess’s Back to Nature garden when it arrives at @RHSWisley in September. The competition will launch on @CBBC at 5.30pm on Thursday 13th June with a special film that The Duchess made with local school children at WestmTwitchter City Council’s Paddington Recreation Ground, where she gets stuck in with pond dipping, planting and team den building with local children and Blue Peter presenter @LindseyJRussell. The closing date for the competition is 25th June at noon — visit the link in our bio to watch The Duchess on Blue Peter. @CBBC #BluePeter
⛺️?? The Duchess of Cambridge has joined forces with @CBBC show Blue Peter, the longest running children’s TV programme in the world, to get stuck in with pond dipping, planting and team den building with local children and Blue Peter presenter @LindseyJRussell. Swipe to watch a preview of the show. The Duchess wants to highlight the benefits of the great outdoors and Twitchpire children, families and communities to get back to nature. She is a strong advocate for the importance of early years and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development. Our followers in the UK can tune in to watch the special film on @CBBC via the link in our bio. #BluePeter
The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of Action on Addiction, attended the first annual gala dinner in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week. 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. Jay is a key member of the ‘front of house’ staff at @Brink_Liverpool – Action on Addiction’s ‘dry bar’ in the city. He has worked in the hospitality industry for seven years, having now been clean and sober for nine years. Melanie says that Action on Addiction’s Self-Help Addiction Recovery Programme, which taught her coping mechanisms and new behaviours, and started the grieving process for her father which she had been blocking for ten years, helped saved her life. Speaking at the dinner, The Duchess said: “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.” Action on Addiction is the only UK addictions charity that works across all the areas of research, treatment, family support and professional education. The aim of Addiction Awareness Week is to provide a platform for focused conversations about the many different facets of addiction, to enable a wide range of organisations to engage with people and families who may be affected by addiction, and to raise public awareness of the far-reaching and negative effects of addiction. The ultimate aim is that as honest but Twitchpirational stories are shared, those affected by addiction will then feel more able to take the necessary steps to access help, hope and freedom from their addiction. @ActionOnAddiction#AddictionAwarenessWeek
Dr Malik Ramadhan is the divisional director of emergency care and trauma at the Royal London Hospital, where 12 casualties from the London Bridge attacks on 3 June 2017 were taken. He was one of scores of doctors, nurses and other staff who were called into work on that Saturday night to treat those injured. Malik was cycling home at 10pm after finishing his shift when he saw large numbers of police cars driving towards central London — after speaking to the London Ambulance Service to find out what was happening, Malik turned around and returned straight back to work. On his role in the response to the attack, Malik said: “I was the resuscitation room commander. I ensured the injured patients had their scans and surgery at the right time and always had the right number of people looking after them. We performed emergency surgery on six patients lasting between an hour and three to four hours.” Speaking on the role of the team, he said: “Everyone rallies around in a crisis; it’s what we’re all built for. The public should know that the NHS and NHS staff are geared up for things like this and that if they do happen they will be looked after to a very high standard.” Today The Duke of Cambridge presented Dr Malik Ramadhan with his OBE for services to Healthcare, at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Anyone can be nominated for an honour; visit @CabinetOffice to find out more how you can nominate someone for an honour or award. ?PA@NHSBartsHealth #Investiture#BuckinghamPalace
?? The Duke of Cambridge joined The Queen as she held an audience with the Governor-General designate of Australia, General the Honorable David Hurley, at Buckingham Palace. Audiences, typically a one-to-one meeting, are a key element of The Queen’s day-to-day work, and enable her to give time and focus to key individuals. 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@TheRoyalFamily #Australia#BuckinghamPalace