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Photos & Roundup: October 20 – Royal Visit Australia – Day 5

Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 5 of Royal Visit Australia! The Invictus Games are here! Itn’t it amazing to think that just last year at the Invictus Games Harry and Meghan were just making their relationship public and now a year later they are not only married but expecting a baby! My, how time does fly!

MEMORIAL SERVICE: The fifth day of Royal Visit Australia started with an embargoed engagement. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex unveiled an Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park. During their visit Harry and Meghan received a tour of the new education and interpretation facilities, viewed the The Hall of Silence, and laid a wreath together. This was a very fitting way to start the day as Prince Harry had a very extensive career in the British Army, and his experiences helped him in his creation of the Invictus Games. Prince Harry looked very dapper in the tropical dress of his regiment, the Blues and Royals, including his new gold aiguillettes. He was appointed personal aide-de-camp to the Queen at the start of the tour.

VIDEOS: ANZAC Memorial Unveiling

INVICTUS GAMES: The Duke and Duchess then traveled by boat to attend the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge on Cockatoo Island. The Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge is a test of skill and precision and is designed to test driving skills, navigational ability, observation and teamwork using Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. The Duke and Duchess made sure that they got to meet with competitors, their families, staff, and volunteers. Prince Harry of course had a go at the mini car driving course for children. Afterwards, The Duke and Duchess handed out the first medals of the game.

VIDEOS: Harry And Meghan Present Medals

OPENING CEREMONY: To start their evening Their Royal Highnesses attended a reception before the Opening Ceremony where they mingled with guests. The Opening Ceremony was delayed for an hour as a thunderstorm rolled through. Luckily, it cleared up, and the rest of the night went on as planned with a crowd of 4,000 attendees including competitors, family and friends, and dignitaries at the Sydney Opera House. Through song, colour and tradition, the Opening Ceremony showcased personal stories of recovery, endurance and rehabilitation, bringing together the rich and diverse cultures and experiences that make up the Invictus Games family. Prince Harry once again gave an uplifting and motivating speech that you can read here.

VIDEOS: Invictus Games: Sydney 2018 Opening Ceremony

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Photos & Roundup: October 19 – Royal Visit Australia – Day 4

And it’s back to Sydney for Day 4 Royal Visit Australia!

BONDI BEACH: Their Royal Highnesses visited Bondi Beach, one of Australia’s most famous landmarks. The Duke and Duchess met with a local surfing community group, known as OneWave, raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing in a fun and engaging way. Their Royal Highnesses took part in the “Fluro Friday” session, where people of all ages share their experiences of mental health issues, they also had the opportunity to interact with others enjoying yoga and surfing. Before departing, The Duke and Duchess had met with many excited members of the public gathered on the beach.

VIDEOS: Harry And Meghan Attend ‘Fluro Friday’ Session

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT: Later that morning, Their Royal Highness visited MacArthur Girls High School and the National Rugby League’s In Harmony programme, that aims to unite and inspire young people to be advocates for cohesion and inclusion in their communities. The Duke and Duchess met with representatives and talked with students about issues including social justice and youth empowerment. It’s reported that Meghan told the girls:

You guys all remind me so much of myself when I was growing up. I went to an all girls school which was incredibly diverse as well. I think being around such empowered young women, it becomes something that you all just grasp onto to understand your world. It’s made you confident and well-spoken. You have an intention set to really do something to change the world, and you have to keep it up. It makes me so emotional. You’re doing really, really good work and I’m so happy that we’re here. We give you our full support.” The teenage girls had worked on a project to make boxes for vulnerable women, taking donated supplies to police stations and refuges. They’ve also produced a book for young children teaching them about poverty and being kind to others.”

VIDEOS: The Duke And Duchess Enjoy A Performance

INVICTUS ARRIVAL: Prime Minister the Honourable Scott Morrison MP, and Invictus Games competitors with The Duke climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge to officially raise the Invictus Flag, marking the arrival of the Invictus Games to Sydney. Meghan later joined Harry with calls on the Leader of the Opposition at Admiralty House, and the Prime Minister at Kirribilli House.

VIDEOS: Meeting Bill Shorten And Scott Morrison

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The Duchess of Sussex Hosts ‘Together’ Cookbook Launch

The Duchess of Sussex accompanied by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and her mother Doria Ragland hosted a reception at Kensington Palace in London in honor of the release of her first solo project as a member of the Royal Family. A cookbook entitled ‘Together’: Our Community Cookbook featuring recipes from a group of women from The Hubb Community Kitchen affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The Royal Foundation is administering the transfer of funds from the sale of ‘Together’ to the Hubb Community Kitchen and related projects. Profits from the sales of ‘Together’ will help keep the kitchen open for up to seven days a week and to widen its reach to others in the community.

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The Duchess of Sussex Supports Cookbook Celebrating Community Kitchen

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex is supporting a new charity cookbook, which celebrates the power of cooking to bring people together.

Supported by The Royal Foundation and published by Penguin Random House companies, ‘Together: Our Community Kitchen’ showcases over 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Last summer, a group of women gathered in a communal kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London, where they could prepare fresh food for their families, friends and neighbours. As they cooked together and shared recipes, as a community they began to connect, heal and look forward. Word spread and more women joined in – this was the start of the Hubb Community Kitchen.

The proceeds from the book will support the Hubb Community Kitchen, enabling it to stay open and to thrive.

The Duchess of Sussex first visited the kitchen in January 2018 and has continued to make regular private visits. United by their passion for cooking as a way of strengthening communities, The Duchess was inspired by how the project empowers women at a grassroots level, and championed the cookbook project as a way of ensuring the kitchen can continue transforming lives and communities through cooking. Her Royal Highness has written the foreword for ‘Together’, which features the women’s own personal recipes from across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean.

In the introduction, the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen wrote: “Our kitchen has always been a place of good food, love, support and friendship. We cook the recipes we’ve grown up with; there’s no stress, and the recipes always work because they have been made so many times – it’s proper comfort food…

“Swapping family recipes and moments of laughter gave us a sense of normality and home. We named ourselves the Hubb Community Kitchen to celebrate the thing that we all feel every time we meet – hubb means love in Arabic.”

“Through this charitable endeavour, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive.”

Baroness Gail Rebuck, Chair of Penguin Random House, said: “We were instantly caught up by the extraordinary vision for this project with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Every woman who has contributed a recipe to this book has also contributed a fragment of their lives and memories. Each dish tells a story of culture, family and a sense of home.

“But most of all Together is an homage to life and friendship and we hope it will act as a symbol to all communities and encourage cooking together for life and joy.”

The Royal Foundation is administering the transfer of funds from the sale of ‘Together’ to the Hubb Community Kitchen and related projects. Profits from the sales of ‘Together’ will help keep the kitchen open for up to seven days a week and to widen its reach to others in the community.

For more information on Meghan’s first solo charity project visit: TheRoyalFoundation.Com | Penguin.Co.Uk

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Photos: September 04 – The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex Attend The WellChild Awards

Today, (September 04, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended The WellChild Awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, England. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people, along with those who go that extra mile to make a difference to their lives. The Duke of Sussex has been Patron of WellChild since 2007. Tonight, the pair met with the winners of the awards and their families as well as other guests during a pre-ceremony reception. During the event Prince Harry presented the Award for Most Inspirational Child and delivered a powerful speech which you can read here. Afterwards The Duke and Duchess posed for official photos. I have added 131 high quality photos to the gallery, be sure to check them out!

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Photos: August 29 – Gala Performance Of “Hamilton”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a gala performance of the musical Hamilton in support of Sentebale at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London tonight. The evening will raise awareness and funds for Sentebale’s work with children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa.

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Photos: June 26 – Young Leaders Awards Ceremony At Buckingham Palace

This evening, (June 26, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined The Queen at Buckingham Palace for the Queens Young Leaders Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony celebrates young people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. During the event Prince Harry who was made the The Queen’s Commonwealth Youth Ambassador in April gave a speech, saying in part:

… I, together with my wife Meghan, look forward to convening young people from around The Commonwealth to hear your ideas, work with you to build platforms for you to collaborate and form partnerships, and continue to meet with many of you as we travel around in our work on behalf of The Royal Family. We look forward to meeting many of you this evening – but we also hope to see you in action in your home countries someday too…

You can read his full remarks here.

After the awards ceremony Harry and Meghan met with a group of the Queen’s Young Leaders and supporters during a reception including those from Australia, New Zealand and Tonga which they will be visiting on their fall tour.

I have added 15 high quality photos to the gallery with more to come soon. Enjoy!

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First Offical Joint Tour Announced

Kensington Palace has confirmed that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will undertake their first joint tour this fall!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official`visit to Austrailia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn.

Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Realms of Austrailia and New Zealand by their countries respective governments. The Duke and Duchess will visit the Commonwealth countries of Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The tour will fall on the occasion of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.

Further details will be advised in due course.

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Photos: April 21 – Attending Invictus Games Reception

Today, (April 21, 2018) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the Invictus Games Reception at Australia House in London, England. The reception was hosted by the Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia and his wife Lucy to celebrate the upcoming Invictus Games to be held in Sydney, Australia in October in which Prince Harry and Meghan will travel to Sydney for the events. If you didn’t know Prince Harry is the creator and Patron of the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, both serving and veterans. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve their country.

At the moment I have added 41 high quality photos to the gallery. More will follow at a later time. Enjoy!

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