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Happy Birthday to HRH The Duke of Cambridge, who turns 37 today.   #HappyBirthdayHRH   🎂 The Prince of Wales and Prince William play in the garden at Kensington Palace, 1984. 📸 PA


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  @007   Today HRH The Prince of Wales toured the   #Bond25   sets   @pinewoodstudios.   The Prince was introduced to cast Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Lashana Lynch and director Cary Joji Fukunaga. On display were two Aston Martin cars, that will feature in the film.


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On the set of the new   #Bond25   film at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, The Prince of Wales talks cars with   @007   himself, Daniel Craig! The Prince toured the James Bond set today and met cast and crew, including Ralph Fiennes, who plays ‘M’ in the films, and gave The Prince a peek inside his character’s office. HRH also watched a scene being filmed with actors   @NaomieHarris   and   @lashanalynch.   🎥 The new James Bond film, the 25th in the series, is due for release next year. During the visit, The Prince met   @britishfilminstitute   ‏apprentices who are working on the film. The BFI Film Academy runs 52 academies across the UK, giving young people the opportunity to learn about filmmaking. HRH has been Patron of the   @BFI   for 40 years.


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Last night at Buckingham Palace, The Prince of Wales presented American designer   @ralphlauren   with an Honorary Knighthood for Services to Fashion. Honorary decorations are awarded on the advice of the   @ukforeignoffice   to people who have made a significant contribution to relations between the UK and their own country.


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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive with The Queen for the second day of   #RoyalAscot  . 📸 PA


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The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cambridge arrive at   #RoyalAscot  . The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and other Members of the Royal Family also attended Royal Ascot today. Each day of the week begins with the Royal Procession, when Her Majesty and the Royal Family arrive along the track in horse-drawn landaus. 📸 PA


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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the   #GarterDay   service today at Windsor Castle alongside other Members of the Royal Family. This annual event celebrates the Order of the Garter – the most senior British Order of Chivalry - which dates back to 1348. The Queen is Sovereign of the Garter and several senior Members of the Royal Family, including The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge, make up twenty-five knights chosen in recognition of their work. The Knights are chosen from a variety of backgrounds, in recognition for public service. The King of Spain and The King of the Netherlands also attended this year’s Garter Day, during which they were installed in St. George’s Chapel as Supernumerary, or ‘Stranger’, Knights of the Garter. The Garter Day tradition dates back over 700 years when, in medieval times, King Edward III was inspired by tales of King Arthur and the chivalry of the Knights of the Round Table that he set up his own group of honourable knights, called the Order of the Garter. 📸 Royal Communications / Press Association


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To Dads everywhere, have a wonderful   #FathersDay  . 📸 Chris Jackson / Getty


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‪Happy Father’s Day.‬ Prince Charles and Princess Anne play on a seesaw with the help of their father The Duke of Edinburgh while The Queen looks on during a visit to Balmoral in 1957.‬ 📸 PA


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Today, The Duchess of Cornwall attended the final of   #500Words   at Windsor Castle. The 500 Words competition invites children aged 13 and under, from across the UK, to write an original story using no more than 500 words. 📖 This is the fifth year HRH has supported the competition and this year, in her role as Honorary Judge, The Duchess helped to pick the winning stories. Her Royal Highness is an avid reader and is Patron of several literacy charities, including   @booktrust  ,   @beanstalkreads   and First Story. 📚Following the final, which was broadcast live on   @bbcradio2  , HRH had the opportunity to meet participants of this year’s competition. Congratulations to all this year’s winners and runners-up! 🏅


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Tonight The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception for the   @elephantfamily   masquerade Animal Ball and joined life-size elephant sculptures in the Clarence House garden! 🐘 Their Royal Highnesses are Joint Presidents of   @elephantfamily  , a charity that works to save the endangered Asian elephant from extinction. Elephant Family was founded by The Duchess’s late brother, Mark Shand. 📸 1:   @chrisjacksongetty  

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This evening, The Duchess of Cornwall attended the   @beesfordevelopment   Garden Party in London 🐝 Bees for Development supports people out of poverty through beekeeping and the charity has now worked in more than 50 countries worldwide. During the event, HRH heard more about the charity’s work, met Commonwealth beekeepers and tasted some of their honey 🍯


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