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How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first royal engagement compares to William and Kate’s

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry first royal engagement compared to Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Just a few days after announcing their engagement, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made their first official royal engagement as a couple.

Harry and Markle  carried out two separate engagements. The first was a visit to a charity fair hosted by the Terrence Higgins Trust to mark World Aids Day – a cause the Prince is famously passionate amount. The next is to Nottingham Academy where they will meet teachers and staff from Full Effect, a programme which aims to support at risk children and young people.

This step is the first of many for Meghan as she prepares to join the family and focus on her charity and humanitarian work after moving away from her acting career.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have given their first interview since their engagement was announced. Here are seven things we learned about their relationship.

The couple went on holiday together after two dates

Just weeks after they met, Prince Harry convinced Ms Markle to join him on a trip to Botswana.

“We camped out with each other under the stars,” the prince said.

“She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic.”

He said being away allowed them to get to know each other without the usual pressures of royal life.

Harry designed the ring

They knew nothing about each other when they met

Ms Markle credited her American background – and lack of exposure to British tabloids – with allowing her to get to know Prince Harry naturally and organically.

For his part, the prince had never seen Suits, the American legal drama in which Ms Markle stars, and had never even heard of her before they met.

They were both pleasantly surprised by their blind date.

“I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room and saw her,” he said.

“I was like, ‘I’m really going to have to up my game here’.”

Ms Markle is leaving her acting career

The pair also announced that Ms Markle will not continue acting.

“I don’t see it as giving anything up. I see it as a change. It’s a new chapter…” she said.

“Now it’s time to work as a team with you,” she said as she turned to Prince Harry.

They talked about forging a new role for themselves as a couple, focusing on the humanitarian causes over which they first bonded.

The prince said Ms Markle would easily take to the role of being a member of the Royal Family and said they were a “fantastic team”.

Prince Harry proposed over a roast chicken

he couple described a quiet night at home, cooking a roast chicken together, when the prince surprised Ms Markle by getting down on one knee.

Ms Markle described the moment.

It was “just a cosy night… trying to roast a chicken and it just – just an amazing surprise.

“It was so sweet and natural and very romantic,” she said.

And it was an instant “yes” from Ms Markle.

“I could barely let you finish proposing, I said – ‘can I say yes now’?”

The corgis like Meghan

Ms Markle confirmed that one of her two dogs has followed her to London.

And Prince Harry revealed the Queen’s corgis took to her “straight away” when she met the monarch.

They are looking forward to having children

Prince Harry’s brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child next year.

But Ms Markle laughed when Prince Harry’s answer to a question about their plans for having children was “not currently”.

The prince added: “One step at a time and hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future.”

The Queen and Prince Phillip pose for official photo ahead of 70th wedding anniversary

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

The Queen and Prince Phillip pose for official photo ahead of 70th wedding anniversary

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been pictured standing side by side in the first of a new series of portraits to mark their 70th wedding anniversary.

The photographs, taken by British photographer Matt Holyoak, show Elizabeth II and Prince Philip standing in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in early November.

In the image, the couple are framed by Thomas Gainsborough’s 1781 portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte, who were married for 57 years.

Their enduring relationship has lasted the longest of any British sovereign, and Philip has been at the Queen’s side throughout the decades.

The monarch, who was a 21-year-old princess when she walked up the aisle, is the nation’s longest reigning sovereign, having overtaken the record set by Queen Victoria.

The 96-year-old newly retired Duke, who was 26 and fresh from serving for the Royal Navy in the Second World War when he wed, is the longest serving consort in British history.

Together they have celebrated the Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees of the Queen’s reigns, and faced ups and downs over the years.

70 facts about The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Wedding

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Did you know that Her Majesty and His Royal Highness’s wedding cake was 9 feet tall?

To celebrate 70 years of marriage, discover 70 facts about The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh’s wedding.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh on their wedding day

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On TV !

Monday, November 9th, 2015

pour les Premières et Terminales,

sur les deux thématiques Mythes et Heros et Lieux et Formes du Pouvoir,

Je vous conseille de regarder Mardi 10 Nov sur France 2 à 20.50 “Une jour une histoire” sur la Reine Elizabeth

http://www.programme-tv.net/programme/culture-infos/r230474-un-jour-une-histoire/6868121-the-queen/#serie-header

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

on Wednesday, September 9 Queen Elizabeth will become Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and Kelloggs will celebrate it !

Are Queen Flakes the poshest cereal ever made?
(Picture: Kellogg's)

The Queen and 60 years of change

Monday, June 4th, 2012