Prince Harry, Meghan Markle & the Opening of the Invictus Games


And so the Invictus Games are officially open and underway. Prince Harry traveled to Toronto at the end of last week to meet and greet athletes, visit with participating government officials and representatives and host the opening ceremony. The headline news, of course, is that Meghan Markle turned up for the launch on Saturday night.

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Holyrood Week 2017

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Let’s segue from the Princess Royal’s tour of China to what the Queen has been up to: Holyrood Week, or as it’s known in Scotland, “Royal Week.” Each summer, the Queen spends one week in residence at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, the primary residence of kings and queens of Scotland since the 16th century.

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Charles & Camilla Mark Canada’s 150th

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To all my Canadian readers, apologies that this post is somewhat delayed. I decided to capture the recent visit of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall for Canada Day in a single post as opposed to a day-by-day, but as a result we lost the chance to mark the occasion on July 1st. So, Happy Canada Day and congratulations on the big 150.

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The Battle of Vimy Ridge, Justin Trudeau & the Windsors


Today the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined their father, the Prince of Wales, in northern France to commemorate the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Earlier, the Queen issued a public message honoring the Canadian soldiers who “stood far from home together with their allies in defense of peace and freedom.”

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