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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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Prince Philip is the first member of the Briti…

Prince Philip is the first member of the British royal family to cross the Antarctic circle

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Happy New Year to all!!!

Not much has changed I guess :)

Not much has changed I guess 🙂

Today the Queen and members of The Royal Famil…

Today the Queen and members of The Royal Family attended a Christmas service at Sandringham Church in Norfolk

A new portrait of His Royal Highness The Duke …

A new portrait of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, painted in the year of his retirement from public engagements, has been released today.

The portrait, by Australian born artist Ralph Heimans, has been produced for display at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark. The Museum is holding retrospective exhibition of Mr Heimans’ work in 2018, part of which aims to explore the historical and cultural connections between the Royal Families of Great Britain and Denmark.
In the portrait, set in the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle, the Duke is depicted wearing the sash of the Order of the Elephant, Denmark’s highest-ranking honour.

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I am living for this moment

I am living for this moment

King Michael with his second cousin Prince Phi…

King Michael with his second cousin Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. Michael’s mother and Philip’s father are first cousins. Michael would meet his future wife, Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma during Prince Philip’s wedding to Princess Elizabeth, future Queen Elizabeth II

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Prince Andrew takes over from the Duke of Edinburgh as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards

The Queen has formally approved the appointment of The Duke of York as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, taking over the Duke of Edinburgh’s responsibilities.

In another relinquishment of his duties, 96-year-old Prince Philip has passed down task of being Colonel of the guards to his son, Prince Andrew,

The Duke of Edinburgh has been Colonel of the Grenadier Guards since 1975.

The Grenadier Guards were formed by King Charles II in Flanders in 1656, and were known as His “Royal Regiment of Foot Guards.”

They have fought in almost every major campaign of the British Army and later became known as the First Regiment of Foot Guards, and now bear the title The First or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards in honour of their defeat of the Grenadiers of the French Imperial Guard at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

The Grenadier Guards have become a symbol of Britain, and are often seen outside of Buckingham Palace wearing their famous bearskin hats which are worn in recognition of their victory at the Battle of Waterloo.

In total, the Grenadier Guards have 78 Battle Honours having served in many battles, including the Napoleonic, Crimean, Boer, First and Second World Wars.

Recently, they were one of the final units involved in ground combat in Afghanistan and continue to serve the country with distinction.

The Duke of Edinburgh retired from public duties earlier this year, and now only makes appearances at a few selected events such as Trooping the Colour.

He conducted his final solo event in August where he attended the Captain General’s Parade in the capacity of Captain General of the Royal Marines.

According to Buckingham Palace, this was his 22,219th solo engagement since 1952.

Via Royal Central