The Queen was back to business as she carried out her first public engagementoutside of a royal residence since the coronavirus pandemic gripped thenation. The 94-year-old monarch was joined by her grandson the Duke ofCambridge at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at PortonDown near Salisbury, meeting scientists providing vital support in the UK’sresponse to the Covid-19 outbreak. She ventured from HMS Bubble – the nicknamefor her reduced household of staff – for what was her first externalengagement in seven months. The Queen was on good form as she quipped whilesigning the guest book: “Well it proves we’ve been here, doesn’t it?”
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The Queen has returned to Windsor Castle after her stay at Sandringham, whilethe Duke of Edinburgh has remained on the Norfolk estate. Buckingham Palaceconfirmed the monarch, 94, has arrived at the Berkshire royal residence, whereshe retreated in March for her safety ahead of lockdown. Philip, 99, has spentmuch of his retirement so far at his cottage Wood Farm in the sanctuary of theSandringham estate.
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday congratulated entrants to Hold Still, a photography project launched by Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton to capture a snapshot of the nation in coronavirus lockdown.
The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated the launch of her Hold Still photographicexhibition by meeting a volunteer featured in one of the pictures on display.Kate was joined by the Duke of Cambridge when they went to Waterloo in southLondon to view one of the public exhibition sites for the duchess' projectwhich challenged the public to document life under lockdown with a camera orsmartphone.
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A royal-obsessed mum of five has opened the doors to her stylish capsulewardrobe, where she has recreated some of the Duchess of Cambridge’s mostwell-known outfits on a shoestring. Blogger Jen Bradley, 39, of Wichita Fall,first discovered Kate around 2011.
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The Duchess of Cambridge has praised Wildlife Photographer of the Year awardentrants for capturing the “magic of the natural world” as she unveiled thewinner. Kate announced that Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov had scoopedthe prestigious Natural History Museum prize with his image The Embrace,showing a Siberian tigress hugging a fir tree. The duchess thanked the 49,000people who entered from across the globe for “reminding us that caring for ourenvironment and its precious biodiversity has never been more important”.
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