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Today The Countess of Wessex visited Derbyshire, where she met schoolchildren at Fairfields School in Nothampton to mark its 80th anniversary.
The primary school teaches children between the ages of 3 and 11 with severe or profound learning difficulties, communication and physical difficulties.
Her Royal Highness later opened a new school - The David Nieper Academy – in Alfreton.
HRH met staff, students and supporters before taking part in a GSCE food technology class.
Her Royal Highness also visited the David Nieper fashion house where she toured the factory floor, meeting staff and trainees.
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This morning, The Queen visited the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to mark their 150th anniversary.
As Patron of the organisation, Her Majesty met staff at the headquarters and visited the, ‘Shaping the World, Building the Future’ exhibition.
The exhibit includes a Lego model of the institution’s headquarters, made from 13,000 bricks and which took 150 hours to assemble!
Her Majesty met the great-grandson of the RICS Founder and 1st President, John Clutton (picture 2) and representatives of the organisation’s charitable work, trainees, students and diversity champions of the RICS.
The Queen concluded the visit by locking a letter box shaped time capsule that will be reopened in 50 years’ time and signing the visitors’ book.


The Duke of York is currently on tour in Australia with Pitch@Palace - his events which allow entrepreneurs to promote their ideas to an audience of people who can help make their business dreams a reality. ‘Boot camps’ have already been held at the Sydney Opera House and Government House in Melbourne. Next stop Perth! The final will take place in Queensland later in the month.


The Queen is Patron of the Royal Variety Charity and has attended 39 times during her reign. The Charity has enjoyed Royal patronage since King George V and Queen Mary attended the first shows in 1912 and 1919 before becoming Patrons in 1921. 📸 Press Association


Last night, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Royal Variety Performance in aid of the Royal Variety Charity which helps all those who have worked professionally in the entertainment industry and are in need of help.
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Actor @tomhardy received a #CBE for Services to Drama from The Prince of Wales yesterday during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Tom Hardy is an Ambassador of the @princestrust.
Adrian Fewings is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of a business in Derbyshire. He was given an award for services to business.
Adrian has risen from homelessness to build one of Derbyshire’s most successful and prolific businesses.
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Betty Edith Holbrook has worked tirelessly for the community of Harwick. She received an MBE for services to the community.
She has been an active member and officer of the Harwich and District Fellowship for the Sick including leading the team at the annual hospital fete as well as being its foremost fundraiser.
And congratulations to Carol Chorley who received an MBE for voluntary service to the community from The Prince of Wales today during an #Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
For the last 30 years, Mrs Chorley has been Secretary and Vice-Chair of the Royal British Legion.
Carol has worked for @PoppyLegion in Sarratt, Hetfordshire, for the last 30 years.
Carol organises help for older and ex-members and running social events. 📷 @pa


The Prince of Wales today presided over Investitures at Buckingham Palace and presented awards to people in recognition of outstanding achievement and service to the UK.
Sir Kenneth Dalglish today received a Knighthood from The Prince of Wales for Services to Football, to Charity and to the City of Liverpool.
The Marina Dalglish Appeal was set up by the Dalglish family to help people with cancer and their families after Sir Kenneth’s wife Marina was diagnosed with breast cancer.
The Jermain Defoe Foundation supports vulnerable children in the Caribbean and the UK.
Today the organisation’s founder @iamjermaindefoe received an #OBE for Services to Charity.
Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and television historian Lucy Worsley was awarded an OBE, for services to History and to Heritage.
Congratulations to Jo Malone who received a #CBE for services to the British Economy and the GREAT Britain campaign.
📷 @pa @clarencehouse


The Earl of Wessex has this week visited the @UniofBath to meet researchers, staff and students from the Department of Psychology and Milner Centre for Evolution.
His Royal Highness has been Chancellor of the University since 2013 and in this visit saw The Department of Psychology’s new building where researchers will cover clinical, cognitive, developmental, environmental, health, and social aspects of psychology.
In the Milner Centre for Evolution, the Earl found out about how the new state-of-the-art research facility has been created to include new offices, laboratories, a seminar room and an area for outreach activities.


The Queen visited Norway in 1955 on her first overseas State Visit as monarch, where she was hosted by King Haakon of Norway - the current King Harald V’s grandfather.
At the start of the three-day visit, Her Majesty and King Haakon travelled through the streets of Oslo in an open carriage. The Queen wore the same bow-shaped brooch pictured here in 1955 for her visit to the Anglo-Norse Society alongside King Harald V earlier today.
The Norwegian Royal Family have paid regular official visits to Britain.
In photograph #3, Her Majesty The Queen welcomes King Harald’s father, King Olav, to Windsor Castle for a State Visit in 1988.
In January this year, King Harald and Queen Sonja welcomed The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Norway for an official visit.


The Queen today attended a reception in London alongside The King of Norway to celebrate 100 years of the Anglo-Norse Society.
The Queen and King Harald V of Norway are Joint Patrons of the Society – an organisation that promotes understanding between Britain and Norway.
Her Majesty and King Harald V met with members, scholars and supporters of the Society before viewing and signing the Almanac Book, created to commemorate the Society’s centenary.


“My mother saw me turn 70, of course. And she was heard to observe that 70 is exactly the age when the number of candles on your cake finally exceeds the amount of breath you have to blow them out.”
Her Majesty described The Prince as “passionate”, “creative” and as “a duchy original”. Read the full speech by clicking our link in bio.
This photograph was taken in the grounds of Windlesham Moor, country home in Surrey, in 1949 when Prince Charles was around 8 months old and in this second photograph The Queen and The Prince of Wales are pictured together at the Braemar Games in Scotland last year.