🦒🍃 The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn, feed giraffes Bem and Dayo during a visit to @wildplaceproject in Bristol today.
The Earl of Wessex is Patron of Bristol Zoological Society, a conservation and education charity, which runs and operates @bristolzoo and Wild Place.
With some help from his family, His Royal Highness opened Bear Wood, the UK’s largest brown bear exhibit 🐻 #BearsAreBack
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Happy Birthday to Prince George who is six years old today. 🎂
To honour the occasion The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared three new photographs of the Prince.
The photographs were taken by The Duchess of Cambridge, two of which were taken in the garden at Kensington Palace and another whilst on holiday.
Princess Alexandra today presented Telford Pride Awards to 13 publicly nominated groups and individuals in recognition of their work in the community.
Cameron Watson (📸 1) has overcome a range of sensory and literacy difficulties from a young age. Cameron developed a passion for music at school and now studies at @salforduni.
Environmental work, volunteering and educational and sporting achievements were all applauded at the ceremony.
Congratulations to those who collected their Awards! 🎉
🏛 Each year in the summer months, the doors of Buckingham Palace are opened to visitors and a special exhibition is put on in the State Rooms. This year’s exhibition explores how Queen Victoria transformed Buckingham Palace into the busy Royal residence it is today. ‘Queen Victoria’s Palace’ mark’s the 200th anniversary of Victoria’s birth. Today The Queen – Victoria’s great-great-granddaughter – had a private preview of the exhibition.
A highlight of ‘Queen Victoria’s Palace’ is the recreation of a magnificent ball which was held in 1856 to mark the end of the Crimean War and honour the returning soldiers. The recreation uses a Victorian illusion technique known as Pepper’s Ghost.
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Happy Birthday to The Duchess of Cornwall.🎂 The Duchess was born on 17 July 1947 at King’s College Hospital, London.
This photograph, released by @clarencehouse , was taken in the Caribbean on The Prince of Wales and Duchess’s tour in St Kitts & Nevis.
Congratulations to Gary Crosby - this year’s winner of The Queen’s Medal for Music and the first jazz musician to be awarded the honour.
As well as being a composer and double-bassist, he is also co-founder of @Tom_Warriors , which champions emerging new jazz artists.
Double bass: Gary Crosby
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Yesterday, The Queen inspected the ceremonial "staff" that is carried by the Royal Gurkha Rifles regiment, during an audience at Buckingham Palace.
The "staff" is 6 feet high and made of bronze and silver. Like a Sovereign’s "Colour" (a certain type of flag) it is greeted with a Royal salute when it appears or is marched off parade.
The Queen held the audience to mark the 25th Anniversary of the formation of The Royal Gurkha Rifles regiment.
Yesterday, The Princess Royal visited Bradford to open a new textile factory.
A new manufacturing facility has been created at Texfelt, with £9 million being invested to future-proof the textile industry in Yorkshire.
The company, which is family run, produces a new eco-engineered carpet underlay which uses upcycled bottles in its production.
The plant is a collaboration between Texfelt and four other machinery manufacturers and is now using modern technology in an effort to become more environmentally sustainable.
This week the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames, known as "Swan Upping" has been taking place.
It began yesterday in Sunbury, Surrey and will end at Abingdon Bridge, Oxfordshire on Friday. Originally it began as a ceremonial exercise but has now become an important element of wildlife conservation.
A flotilla of traditional Thames rowing skiffs, manned by Swan Uppers in scarlet rowing shirts and headed by The Queen’s Swan Marker row their way steadily up the Thames.
The Swan Uppers weigh and measure the cygnets and check them for any signs of injury, commonly caused by fishing hooks and line.
Today, The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall began a 3-day annual tour of the South West of England.
The Prince of Wales is known as The Duke when visiting Cornwall.
Their Royal Highnesses first visited Mevagissey, a traditional fishing village.
The Duchess went on to attend a "Big Lunch", a community projects which aims to get local communities together to for lunch, at the Eden Project.
And The Duke visited the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Boscastle.
HRH met those affected by flooding in the area 15 years ago and people who were involved in the recovery efforts.
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The Duke & Duchess of Sussex have attended the European Premiere of The Lion King film.
It was held in support of The Duke's conservation work. His Royal Highness has taken a deep interest in frontline conservation projects that work to protect Africa's natural heritage.
During The Lion King event Their Royal Highnesses met supporters of @africanparksnetwork , of which The Duke is President.
They also met young children who were invited to the event and the cast of the film, including Beyoncé, and Sir Elton John who wrote the original score.
Find out more about Their Royal Highnesses commitment to advancing conservation efforts @sussexroyal
A message from Her Majesty The Queen: “Prince Philip and I send our warmest congratulations to the England Men’s Cricket team after such a thrilling victory in today’s World Cup Final. I also extend my commiserations to the runners-up New Zealand, who competed so admirably in today’s contest and throughout the tournament.