Tag Archives: The Prince of Wales

T.R.H.s The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall Attend a Concert at Royal Albert Hall.

On Tuesday December 6, 2011, T.R.H.s the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a concert held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.  The purpose of the event was to raise money for The Prince’s Trust.  The funds raised will be used to help and support  the “…UK City Riots Appeal [which helps] disadvantaged young people from riot-torn areas to rebuild their lives and communities.” 

Oh yeah, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also attended the charity concert.

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To learn more about The Prince’s Trust please click here. 

Source: The Prince’s Trust

‘Charles and Diana: The Wedding of the Century’: A Documentary

Well, it’s a slow news day so now I suppose is the time to post the documentary, Charles and Diana: The Wedding of the Century.  Click the links below to watch.   :)

H.R.H. The Prince of Wales in Abertillery, Wales. Plus, Other News

On November 21,, 2011, H.R.H. the Prince of Wales was in Abertillery, Wales for a brief visit where he toured the:

…Guardian of the Valleys memorial statue, in tribute to the 45 souls who lost their lives in the Gleision mining tragedy in the 1960s, before officially opening the community centre in Abertillery.

This afternoon, the Prince of Wales met with the President of Turkey, Mr. Abdullah Gül, at Mandarin Oriental Hotel.  Click here to view photos.

‘H.R.H. Prince Charles at 60: The Passionate Prince’

In honor of the Prince of Wales’s birthday, which was yesterday, I thought I would post a link to the documentary, H.R.H. Prince Charles at 60: The Passionate Prince for all of you to enjoy. Yes, I know this BBC documentary is three years old, but that’s okay.   :)

For a year, BBC cameras have filmed the Prince of Wales at home, abroad, at work and on duty. Now, for the first time, we can see and hear for ourselves the private and passionate man behind the controversy and the headlines.
As the Prince of Wales turns 60, he has defied convention to become one of Britain’s most outspoken and prolific campaigners, as well as being a businessman, ambassador for Britain and a father.This revealing film goes behind the closed doors of the Prince’s world and gives us the chance to make up our own minds about the man who, one day, will be king.

Click the links below to watch:

  1. Part One 
  2. Part Two 
  3. Part Three 
  4. Part Four 
  5. Part Five 
  6. Part Six

And, another documentary about The Queen Mother.  Click here to watch the documentary.

 

The Prince of Wales Turns 63 Years Young Today!

 


On November 14, 1948, at Buckingham Palace, H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth gave birth to her first child.  One month later the little baby was christened in the Music Room at the palace and named Charles Philip Arthur George.  Today you know him as The Prince of Wales or simply, Prince Charles.

To read an official biography about the prince please click here. 

T.R.H.s The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in Tanzania: Final Day

On their final day in Tanzania, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Majengo Maasai Boma village near the famous Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park.  The royal couple were welcomed into the village with the people dancing, singing and chanting.

During the visit the senior village elder, Mathayo Rimba Olemirai, gave the Prince of Wales a new title to add to his laundry list of titles.

The name: Oloishiru Ingishu (He Whom the Cows Love/ The Helper of Cows).  The Duchess of Cornwall received a new name as well, Koto Engera (Mother of the Children), by the wives of the chiefs in the village.

So cool.  :)

The purpose of the visit to Majengo Maasai Boma village was to:

… see British-funded work helping Masai girls continue from primary to secondary school, and other projects advising on fresh ways to earn money for the Masai, whose nomadic way of life is threatened by climate change and increased commercial farming on their ancestral pasture lands. source

The Prince of Wales speaks about the effect of climate change on traditional communities during a visit to the Maasai in Tanzania.

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall Visit Zanzibar (VIDEOS)

Doin’ the Electric Slide in Zanzibar!

On November 8, 2011, The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the island of Zanzibar.  Despite the humidity and unbearable heat the royal couple were all smiles when they visited the capital of Stone Town.  As the people celebrated their arrival local dancers, well, danced and soon the Prince of Wales and the Duchess joined in on the fun.

After that was all over it was time to move on and tour the lovely city.  So, what did they do and see?  Well, the visited the House of Wonders and the Kizimbani Spice Plantation, and read to the youth from the Unguja Urban North Teacher’s Resource Centre. Later on in the early evening the royal couple attended a garden party in their honor in Dar es Salaam.

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in Tanzania: Day Two (VIDEOS)

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are currently in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania for an official visit.

On November 7, 2011, the royal couple attended a welcoming reception, held at the State House, hosted by the president of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete and his wife. Upon their arrival the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were greeted by hundreds of locals waving the British and Tanzanian flags.  After inspecting the military guard of honor the royal couple met with “…Tanzanian soldiers who had served as peacekeepers in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region.”

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall also “…visited a charity workshop that employs disabled men and women in the country’s capital…” where they made some pretty cool jewelry.  According to the Press Association:

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall had a “Blue Peter moment” in Tanzania, as they raced each other to make pieces of jewelry.

Charles and Camilla sat side-by-side at a table to learn from Wonder Workshop staff how to make earrings and a necklace respectively.

The Duchess asked 28-year-old Neema Mohamedy, who sat beside her: ‘Are you going to show me what to do? I’m not normally very good at this.’

As she was handed a leather lace to thread through a blue glass ring, she said: ‘This is a Blue Peter moment.’

Wonder Workshop was set up by Briton Paul Joynson-Hicks, 40, after he kept seeing a group of polio victims begging near his office in Dar es Salaam in 2004.

After making some metal artwork himself, he thought the beggars would be able to do the same, despite their injuries, so he invited them into his workshop. Now the charity employs 33 disabled men and women who make art out of scrap metal, wood and glass.

Charles, who was given some tiny beads to thread through thin wire, said: “This is where I need my glasses.”

Noticing her 62-year-old husband was in difficulty, Camilla, 64, offered him her glasses three times. ‘Do you want my specs?’ she asked. The Prince laughed: ‘I’m not designed for this.’

And when he was handed even smaller beads by his helper Otaigo Wairoma, 27, he snorted, then said: ‘That’s not fair!’ source

In the afternoon, the Duchess of Cornwall along with the First Lady of Tanzania, Salma Kikwete, visited the WAMA Foundation and Read International while the Prince of Wales visited the Wateraid Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Feri Suburb, Kigamboni.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall making jewelry. 

To view photos please click the links below:

Sources: Press Association and AFP

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall Attend a Church Service in Cape Town, South Africa. Plus, the Prince of Wales Gives a Speech at Cape Town University

On November 6, 2011, The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a church service at St. Georges Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa.  In attendance at the service was Archbishop Desmond Tutu, local dignitaries, and hundreds of well-wishers who came to see the future king of England. The day before the Prince of Wales gave a speech at Cape Town University regarding the environment, sustainability, and conservation.

This evening the royal couple arrived in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania where they were welcomed to the country by the president of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwere.

To view photos please click the links below:

The Prince of Wales at Cape Town University 

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Reuters

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall Visit South Africa

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are currently in South Africa for an official visit.  On November 4, 2011, the royal couple visited the Phinda Game Reserve in Johannesburg where they had a chanceto view many animals in their natural habitat. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will also visit Tanzania in the next day or so where they will take part in the “… celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Tanzania’s independence from the United Kingdom.  [They will also meet] President Jakaya Kitwete at his residence in the country’s largest city, Dar es Salaam.”

Overall, the purpose of the visit to South Africa and Tanzania is to focus on environmental issues, sustainability, education and trade.

To view photos from today’s activities please click here and here. 

To view photos from yesterday’s events please click here.  

Source: BBC

British Royal Family News Regarding The Duke of Cambridge and The Prince of Wales (VIDEO)

The Duke of Cambridge, patron of the Fields in Trust, recently recorded a video message regarding this charity which seeks to “… protect outdoor recreational spaces in communities all across the country…”  To learn more about the Fields in Trust please visit their official website here. 

On October 15, 2011, The Prince of Wales, Duke of Rothesay (as he is known in Scotland) unveiled a statue commemorating the Gordon Highlanders regiment.  Click here to watch a video news clip.

Source: Royal.gov.uk

British Royal News

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Croydon yesterday afternoon to meet with the people who were “…affected by the recent rioting…” The royal couple also “…met young people making a difference in their communities.”  

Click the links below to watch a video as well as to view photos:

To read about their visit to Tottenham, North London please click here.

Finally, here is a great video about The Prince of Wales’s home, Highgrove, and its sustainability secrets.  Click here to watch the video. 

Source: The Royal Channel and Princeofwales.gov.uk

The Royal Wedding: H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer

Well, ladies and gentleman we have less than a week to go before H.R.H. Prince William of Wales marries his longtime girlfriend, Miss Catherine Middleton, at the stunning Westminster Abbey in London, England on April 29, 2011.

So, to get you in the mood I thought I would post the entire 1981 British royal wedding, including a rare engagement interview, between The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer.

Click the links below and enjoy!  Oh!  One last thing, before you ask, all the links work properly… I double checked.       :)

Engagement Interview One

Engagement Interview Two

The Wedding

 Part One 

Part Two 

Part Three 

Part Four 

Part Five 

Part Six 

Part Seven 

Part Eight 

 Photos courtesy of:  Day Life and T.R.F.