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Photos: July 17 – The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition

Today, (July 17, 2018) The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visited The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre in London, England. During their visit they viewed some of the items in the exhibit, including the Robben Island Bible, which was actually a copy of Shakespeare plays disguised as a Bible. They also had the great pleasure of meeting Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela and Paul and Adelaide Joseph, Anti-Apartheld activist and close friends of Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie Mandela. I have added 100+ high quality photos to the gallery. Enjoy!

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Photos: July 14 Wimbledon – Day 12

Meghan Markle attended her first Wimbledon match as the Duchess of Sussex on Saturday — and she rocked her signature messy bun for the occasion. The royal arrived at the Wimbledon Championships alongside sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, for their first ever joint appearance to watch her good friend Serena Williams go for the title. Meghan wore a blue-and-white striped shirt from Ralph Lauren paired with wide-leg cream pants by the American brand. She styled her hair in her go-to messy bun.

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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Are Going on Their First Solo Outing Together!

Royal sisters-in-law unite!

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle will step out for the first time together without their husbands, Prince William and Prince Harry, on Saturday. And they chose the perfect event for the occasion — the Ladies’ Single Final at the Wimbledon Championships.

Before the match, Meghan and Kate will meet with former female tennis champions and chat with ball girls and boys to learn more about what it’s like to participate in the iconic tournament. Then, they will take their seats in the royal box to cheer on the players, Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams, (a close friend of Meghan’s.

Meghan and Kate have attended several public events together since Meghan became engaged to Harry. The first was when Meghan joined the whole family for a Christmas Day service in 2017, and shortly after were the Fab Four’s first appearance at the Royal Foundation Forum in February and Commonwealth Day celebrations in March.

Since the royal wedding, there has also been Trooping the Colour, where Meghan and Kate waved together from the Buckingham Palace balcony, Prince Louis’s christening on Monday and the Royal Air Force centenary celebration on Tuesday of this week.
Kate and Meghan have supportive friendship, and Kate has helped show Meghan the ropes.

Last month, Meghan had another memorable outing with Queen Elizabeth, which marked the first solo joint appearance by the two royal women.

Meghan visibly charmed the Queen during their trip, which began with an overnight stay aboard the Royal Train. She also had the monarch smiling ear-to-ear at her Royal Ascot debut. Kate’s first engagement alone with the Queen wasn’t until April 2011, almost a year after her wedding.


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Photos: July 11 – Royal Visit Dublin – Day Two

Hello everyone! Welcome to Royal Visit Dublin – Day Two! Today (July 11, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent a busy day learning about Ireland’s culture and heritage. kicked off their day meeting with President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne at his residence Aras an Uachtarain. While there the couple signed the guest book, and rang the Peace Bell, which was designed to mark the 10th anniversary of the Belfest Agreement. The real stars of the show turned out to be President Higgin’s two Bernese Mountain dogs, who crashed the official photos.

Next, The Duke and Duchess visited a Gaelic sports festival in Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association, where they met with young players and officials. Next up, the pair visited Trinity College where they saw the Book of Kells, and enjoyed a small tour of the Long Room of the Old Library and other treasures. Afterwards the duo greeted the excited crowds waiting for them.

After lunch the Duke and Duchess resumed their engagements for the day at the Famine Memorial, which commemorates the Great Famine of the 19th Century. Harry and Meghan met it’s sculptor Rowan Gillespie. Meghan seemed especially moved. On their next stop they visited the interactive EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum where they explored a tribute to Irish innovators. The final stop of the day was at DogPatch Labs, which is a co-working space for technology start-ups. Harry and Meghan met with young people who were taking part in the free workshops.

And that concludes The Duke and Duchess’s first official Royal Tour! I think they did really well! Please make sure to check out over 1,000+ high quality photos that have been added to the gallery. More will be added as the day and week goes on! I hope you all enjoyed the tour and the photos as much as we have!

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What to Expect from Meghan Markle’s First Overseas Royal Trip

The last time Meghan Markle was in Dublin, where she’ll return for a two-day tour alongside Prince Harry this week, was four years ago. She was a successful actress at the time with a role on Suits as well as a counselor for One Young World, an international organization committed to helping young people, Meghan spoke passionately to thousands of young people gathered for the charity forum about the importance of gender equality in the workplace.

One Young World managing director Ella Robertson remembers Meghan as someone who lit up the room. “She was impressive to listen to, she was passionate about gender equality and women’s rights, and she was determined to bring about change in the TV industry.” Fast-forward to today, when Meghan will return to the city of which she once said she wanted to see more as a new member of the royal family. Now the Duchess of Sussex, her values and principles remain the same. Meghan proudly describes herself as a feminist on the royal family’s Web site, and the couple’s scheduled meeting with female tech entrepreneurs on the second day of their tour reflects one of her key interests. The royal couple’s meetings with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and President of Ireland Michael Higgins are an indication of just how much influence they potentially have as a couple, and their sensitive roles in promoting Britain overseas as the country prepares to leave the E.U.

This, their first official overseas trip, will be a litmus test for the future. The Queen, who has taken a close interest in Meghan and invited her to Chester for an away day last month, will no doubt be watching the visit closely.
While the tour, at the request of the British Foreign Office, is snack size compared to the eight-day trip to Canada William and Kate did just weeks after their wedding, it will be an invaluable practice run for the couple’s forthcoming Commonwealth tour later this year. The Sussexes are traveling with a substantial entourage of 11, but compared to Meghan’s first away day with Her Majesty, the trip is expected to be more relaxed. Courtiers said the couple is looking forward to meeting members of the public and learning about Ireland’s rich history through visiting organizations that are “central to Irish life.” Meghan will also return to Croke Park, where she attended the One Young World summit back in 2014. It is the home of Ireland’s largest sporting organization, and the couple will see a Gaelic sports festival and have the chance to see artifacts from the Bloody Sunday massacre at the park’s museum which they will visit on Wednesday. The itinerary will see the Sussexes cram multiple engagements into their two-day tour, which starts Tuesday evening and includes a summer party at the British Ambassador’s residence where Harry will deliver a speech.

On Wednesday, the couple will meet President Higgins before viewing the historic Book of Kells, housed in the Long Room of the Old Library at Trinity College alongside the oldest harp in Ireland and 200,000 rare books. They will also visit the Famine Memorial on the bank of the River Liffey to learn more about Ireland’s 19th-century famine before heading to the EPIC museum to learn about the country’s 10 million emigrants. Their last engagement will be a visit to Dogpatch Labs, a co-working space for start-up companies where they will talk to female tech entrepreneurs and take part in a coding workshop.

The newly married Sussexes have wasted no time getting down to work. After attending a garden party days after their May wedding, they joined the Queen for last month’s Queen’s Young Leaders Awards and last week they attended a Commonwealth Youth Challenge reception at London’s Marlborough House. On Tuesday, hours before their departure for Dublin, they joined Her Majesty as well as William and Kate for the RAF’s historic 100th-anniversary celebrations.


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Photos: July 10 – Royal Visit Dublin – Day One

Today, (July 10 2018) marks the start of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex ’s Royal Tour of Ireland! They arrived in Ireland on Tuesday for a two-day tour at the request of Queen Elizabeth II’s Government.Meghan stepped off the plane in a gorgeous forest green Givenchy number, which she paired with nude pumps and a camel-colored Strathberry tote.

The lovebirds are currently in Dublin, where they will visit various organizations central to Irish life. According to Kensington Palace, this includes a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park, a summer garden party at the British Ambassador’s home and visits to the Famine Memorial, Trinity College, DogPatch Labs and EPIC, the Irish Emmigration Museum.

Later they were greeted by Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings where they sign the visitor book.

For their last engagement of the day The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a Summer Garden Party at the British Ambassador’s Residence.

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Photos: July 10 – RAF centenary

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s very busy week continues this morning. After attending Prince Louis’s christening yesterday, the newlywed couple stepped out for today’s Centenary of the Royal Air Force Westminster Abbey service. Harry was in RAF uniform, while Meghan wore a fitted bespoke Christian Dior A-line dress with a boatneck, paired with Cartier earrings and a matching Stephen Jones hat. The two were joined by Kate Middleton, making a rare appearance during her maternity leave, and Prince William. Later they watched the RAF 100th anniversary flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

After today’s full schedule, Meghan and Harry head to Dublin for a two-day official visit. While there, they will attend a Gaelic sports festival, and visit Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, and pay tribute to those who died at the Famine Memorial. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will also meet with government leaders while in the country.

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Photos: July 09 – The Christening Of Prince Louis Of Cambridge

Today, (July 09, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gathered at St James’s Palace with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the rest of their families for The Christening Of Prince Louis Of Cambridge. The private ceremony was viewed by Prince Charles and Camilla as well as the Middleton Family and Prince Louis’s Godparents – Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Laura Meade, Robert Carter, and Lucy Middleton. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh did not attend. After the service guests went back to Clarence House for tea and cake. I have added 9 high quality photos to the gallery. Enjoy!

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Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge Reception

Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the reception in London which celebrated young people from around the Commonwealth — including representatives from a group from those countries they will visit in the fall: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

The event marked an opportunity for Harry, 33, who was made the Youth Ambassador for the organization of 53 countries linked to the U.K. in April, and Meghan, 36, to hear more about how the inspiring and empowering young leaders who have been working together to help shape the future.

Meghan wore a bright yellow Brandon Maxwell sheath dress.

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