Photos and videos from inside Buckingham Palace about the work and activities of The Queen and the Royal Family.
“Receiving the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design was the most incredible moment of my career to date. It was such an honour to be recognised by the Royal Family, along with the British Fashion Council and made me so proud to fly the flag for British fashion.” – said @RichardQuinn on receiving the award from The Queen last year. The Queen made a surprise visit to @LondonFashionWeek to present the inaugural award to the designer. The Award was initiated in recognition of the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy and will be awarded annually to an emerging British fashion designer that shows exceptional talent and originality – whilst demonstrating value to the community and or strong sustainable policies. Today The Duchess of Cornwall has presented the award to @bethany williams london. See more on @clarencehouse.
On behalf of The Queen, The Duchess of Cornwall presented the Queen Elizabeth II Award for Design to this year’s winner, @bethany williams london, at London Fashion Week today. All of the garments used in by the designer are 100% sustainable, with material created by newspaper and recycled denim. The collection was also created in collaboration with a women’s shelter in Liverpool, Adelaide House. See more about The Duchess of Cornwall at #lfw on @ClarenceHouse.
Today, The Queen held an audience with His Excellency Fred Arruda who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Federative Republic of Brazil. Her Majesty also held an audience with His Excellency Mr. Isselkou Ahmed Izid Bin Neye who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Mrs Lenice de Almeida Nobrega Arruda and Mrs Mariem Sidi Bouna were also received by Her Majesty.
The Duke of Sussex helped serve lunch at a @streetgamesuk ’Fit and Fed’ February half-term holiday activity programme at @streathamyouth today. The Programme aims to provide children and young people from around the local area, with free access to activity sessions and a nutritious lunch during school holidays. The Duke has visited centres taking part in the Fit and Fed campaign for the past two years, visiting programmes in Brent and Newham.
Happy Birthday to HRH The Duke of York! @hrhthedukeofyork splits his time between supporting The Queen and attending his own engagements in the UK and overseas – many of which help promote the work of the 200+ charities and organisations of which he is Patron. HRH founded Pitch@Palace in 2014 to accelerate the work of Entrepreneurs. It has now helped over 785 Entrepreneurs generate £890m+ economic activity and create 3,669 jobs.
The Gurkha Engineers mount their first Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace today. It is the first time the Queen's Gurkha Engineers have undertaken the duty since the Gurkha 200 celebrations in 2015, when the Brigade of Gurkhas provided a Queen's Guard to mark 200 years of service to the British Crown. Gurkhas started serving as engineers after WWII. The Queen's Gurkha Engineers formed in 1948 and since the 1990s the Queen's Gurkha Engineers have been based in Maidstone as part of 36 Engineer Regiment. 📷@armyinlondon
The Princess Royal arrives at the @uniofyork on Friday to launch the university’s new initiative, BioYork - an interdisciplinary approach to research into health, food and bio-based fuel and chemicals. Also in Yorkshire, Her Royal Highness visited the @railwaymuseum where she viewed Queen Victoria’s carriage, which was recently renovated.
The Princess Royal carried out several engagements this week. Her Royal Highness attended a Trinity House Younger Brethren’s Guest Night Dinner. The Princess Royal is Master of the @trinityhouseuk – a charity who, since they were incorporated by Royal Charter in 1514, have played a major role in UK and international maritime safety. HRH chaired a Question and Answer session and met guests. Also that day, The Princess Royal visited the Cruising Association, to mark their 150th Anniversary. The organisation provide members with a global network of expertise and knowledge: HRH was shown Cruising Association’s ‘CAptain’s Mate’ App, which allows sailors to access thousands of cruising reports.
The Earl of Wessex this week attended a performance at @thelondonpalladium in support of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity, an organisation specialising in the treatment of heart and lung disease. The Earl watched 100 Hearts, a Night of Comedy, featuring comedians @brydon rob, Dara Ó Briain, Harry Enfield and Jayde Adams. HRH also attended a reception with the charity’s CEO Gill Raikes and supporters, trustees and guests.
As Patron, The Duchess of Cornwall, hosted a reception for the London Taxi Drivers’ Charity for Children at #buckinghampalace today – arriving at the Palace in a low emission taxi. The London Taxi Drivers’ Charity for Children (LTCFC) dates back to 1928, when a driver named Mick Cohen, who had grown up in the Norwood Orphanage, recruited 12 drivers to organise an outing and raise money for the Home. Today, the LTCFC are known for organising outings to the seaside and holding exciting events for special needs and disadvantaged children including trips to the theatre and Christmas parties. Follow @ClarenceHouse for more.
Today The Duke of Cambridge visited projects which support men around mental health and wellbeing. First, His Royal Highness visited a Barber’s shop which encourages Barbers to spot the signs of depression and mental health problems in their clients. The “Lions Barber Collective” come together to also provide training in “BarbersTalk” where they can chat to clients and are able to recognise the signs of depression and mental health issues. The Duke, alongside the Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are tackling the stigma around around mental health through The Royal Foundation’s @heads together campaigns.
During the visit to celebrate a hundred years of @gchq, The Queen met Bletchley Park codebreaker veteran Ruth Bourne, as well as young winners of CyberFirst - a codebreaking competition for girls. Her Majesty also explored artefacts from GCHQ history with their resident historian, from the Bombe Decoder machine to a secret code book used to exchange messages between the Royal Household and Government in 1939. The Queen finally unveiled a plaque, which features two hidden messages, to commemorate her visit and #gchq100.