Photos and videos about the work & activities of The Queen & the Royal Family.
Yesterday, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery staged a 41 Gun Royal Salute to mark The Queen’s birthday. The Princess Royal took the Royal Salute.
Corporal Cruachan IV – the Regimental mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland – parades on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace whilst Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion take part in the Changing the Guard ceremony. The ceremony marks a new Regiment taking up the duty of guarding the palace as the previous Regiment ends its duty. Accompanied by a full military band playing a selection of music ranging from traditional marches to songs from musicals and familiar pop songs, the ceremony is both a colourful military tradition and an important reminder of the close relationship between the Armed Forces and their Head: The Queen. Her Majesty is Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and Royal Colonel of Balaklava Company.
Happy Birthday Prince Louis! To mark Prince Louis’ first birthday today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs. The photographs were taken earlier this month by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk. @kensingtonroyal
Birthday tributes to The Queen from the band of the @coldstream guards (accompanying the Grenadier Guards during Changing the Guard at Windsor Castle) and the Royal Regiment of Scotland, both of which have Her Majesty as their Colonel-in-Chief. Thank you everyone for your good wishes on The Queen’s 93rd birthday.
During the service, The Queen handed out Maundy Money to 93 men and 93 women – which celebrates The Queen's 93 years! The Queen will turn 93 on Sunday. People have come from all across the UK and have been nominated for their work in the community. This year The Maundy Money included a £5 coin, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. The Nosegays were made up of daffodils, primroses, stocks, purple statice, freesias, rosemary, thyme and ivy. Children from local schools were invited to help assist with The Queen at The Royal Maundy service, which always takes place on the Thursday before Easter. #royalmaundy
Today, The Queen attended Royal Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel. Royal Maundy is one of the most ancient ceremonies retained in the Church of England. Monarchs including Elizabeth I have taken part in the custom, which falls on the Thursday before Easter and commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. Accompanied by her granddaughter @princesseugenie, The Queen commemorates Maundy by offering 'alms' to retired pensioners, who have been recommended by clergy and ministers of all denominations, in recognition of their service to the church and to the local community. #royalmaundy 📷 1 & 3 PA Images
The Duke of York is continuing his visit to China this week where over the weekend His Royal Highness hosted #pitchatpalace China 3.0 and attended several engagements. The Duke of York is shown the latest in drone technology which enables people to capture images that were previously out of reach. The Duke of York also visited the Fuzhou Planning and Exhibition Hall in Fujian Province to learn more about the historic city, which was built in 202 BCE. At Fujian Normal University The Duke of York met University President, Professor Wang Changping. The University has a partnership with Huddersfield University, of which HRH is Chancellor. Follow @hrhthedukeofyork for more from the visit.
Last week, The Princess Royal visited the Commissioners of Irish Lights Headquarters in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, as Master of The Corporation of @trinityhouseuk. For over 150 years, the Commissioners of Irish Lights have worked with Trinity House and the Northern Lighthouse Board, @nlb uk, to ensure safe navigation around the Irish and UK coasts. HRH visited ILV Granuaile, a working navigation vessel, the Baily Lighthouse, the very first lighthouse built by Irish Lights in 1814, Rockabill Lighthouse and Kish Bank Lighthouse.
Today in Beijing The Duke of York has carried out several engagements including visiting the Gongzi Ting at Tsinghua University and art museum. Opened in 2016, the museum is the largest university museum in China & contains more than 13,000 items, including paintings, calligraphy, embroidery, porcelain, furniture and bronze work. The Duke also viewed a Kesi tapestry of the Amitayus Buddha from the Qianlong period (1711-1799) of the Qing Dynasty. His Royal Highness then attended Day One of #pitchatpalace China 3.0. To find out more follow @hrhthedukeofyork
Today The Duke of Sussex officially opened @onsideyz’s new Youth Zone in Barking and Dagenham. The Youth Zone named @futureyouthzone provides a safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves, build key skills and raise their aspirations and confidence to create a happier and healthier generation. It is the first of three OnSide Youth Zones in London expected to open this year. The Duke also joined members of Barking and Dagenham (BAD) Youth Forum and Youth Zone members as they share their perspectives and experiences of knife crime, amidst a national rise in incidents, and go on to discuss potential solutions. The forum has already worked with councillors and police to voice their concerns about youth crime and violence in the area. The Duke of Sussex was appointed a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador in 2018 by The Queen and since then, has pledged to elevate the voices of Young People and bring their concerns and ideas to decision makers. See more of the visit on
The Duke of York has today arrived in China to undertake a programme of official engagements in Beijing, Shenzhen and Fujian. Follow @hrhthedukeofyork for more. The visit will encompass The Duke’s three core areas of focus; Education and Skills, Entrepreneurship, and Science, Technology and Engineering. This afternoon, HRH met with Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee & Director of the Foreign Affairs Commission Office, Yang Jiechi, followed by Mr Cai Qi, Communist Party Secretary for Beijing.