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In South Yorkshire today,   @hrhthedukeofyork   opened   @universitycentrerotherham  , a new specialist centre providing degree and higher-level qualifications. The Duke also visited Templeborough Biomass Power Plant and Doncasters Bramah, hearing about the positive work being done by businesses in the area to support local communities and students. Business and education are two core areas of focus for HRH, who is committed to ensuring young people develop the skills they need to become economically active.

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Last week The Duke of Kent carried out a number of engagements in Serbia. Here Royal Highness, accompanied by   @djokernole  , officially opened the Novak Djokovic tennis court, before attending a Garden Party to honour those who have made a significant contribution to bilateral relations between Serbia and the UK. HRH is President of   @Wimbledon   and last year presented   @DjokerNole   with The Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy to mark his fourth Wimbledon title. This year marks 50 years of The Duke of Kent’s Presidency of Wimbledon. Also during his visit to Serbia, as President of   @commonwealthwargraves  , The Duke of Kent visited the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Belgrade and laid a wreath to commemorate over 450 servicemen who are buried in the cemetery. The Duke also visited the Museum of Science and Technology where he heard about   @BritishCouncil   ’s 21st Century Schools programme. The project will provide over a million students across the Western Balkans with critical thinking, problem solving and coding skills. HRH presented the museum with 10 Micro:bit devices on behalf of   @BritishCouncil.   Images: Marko Risović / British Embassy Belgrade


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Earlier this week The Queen, and members of the Royal Family attended the annual Garter Day service, celebrating the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain. The King and Queen of Spain and The King and Queen of the Netherlands also attended this year’s Garter Day, during which The Kings were installed in St. George’s Chapel as Supernumerary, or ‘Stranger’, Knights of the Garter. New appointments to "The Garter" were invested in the Garter Throne Room and include a Lady Companion, athlete Lady Mary Peters, and a Knight Companion, the Marquess of Salisbury, a former Chairman of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation. Watch some of our 🎥 highlights from   #GarterDay  


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  #DidYouKnow   The Duke of Edinburgh is Colonel-in-Chief of   @britisharmy   Infantry Regiment, The Rifles. Today The Duke received General Sir Nicholas Carter (left) who is relinquishing his appointment as Colonel Commandant of   @rifles_regiment   and General Patrick Sanders (right) who will succeed him.


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Happy Birthday to The Duke of Cambridge! 🎂   #HappyBirthdayHRH   The Duke of Cambridge is second in line to the throne. His Royal Highness undertakes a number of charitable activities and projects, and carries out public and official duties in support of The Queen, in the UK and overseas, alongside The Duchess of Cambridge. Find out more about The Duke’s life and work   @kensingtonroyal  


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The Prince of Wales today visited the James Bond set at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, the home of the 25th Bond film.   #bond25   The Prince was shown some of the cars used in the film by Daniel Craig, who plays 007, and visited ‘M’s office with actor Ralph Fiennes and director Cary Joji Fukunaga. HRH was able to watch a scene being filmed on screens alongside actors Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch. HRH also met ‏apprentices from the BFI 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. The Prince has been Patron of the BFI for 40 years and most recently visited the institute’s centre at London’s Southbank. Follow   @clarencehouse   for more.


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One of Britain’s most well-known racecourses, Ascot holds a special week of races in June each year called Royal Ascot, attended by The Queen, who has had an interest in horses since childhood, and is an owner and breeder of many thoroughbred horses. 📷 Take a look back at The Queen enjoying Royal Ascot from 1949 to the present day. PA images


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  #OTD   in 1837, Queen Victoria ascended to the throne at the age of 18. This painting by Henry Tanworth Wells from the   @RCT   shows the moment Queen Victoria learnt of her accession. Her reign lasted until 22 January 1901 and was known as the Victorian Era. Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert produced nine children between 1840 and 1857. Most of them married into other Royal families of Europe. Read more about Queen Victoria on our website, through the link in our bio. 📷 PA


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Happy Birthday to The Duchess of Gloucester! The Duchess of Gloucester is a full-time working member of the Royal Family. HRH takes great pride in the work which she undertakes for her many charities and organisations, as well as her duties in support of The Queen.   #HappyBirthdayHRH   📷PA


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Wishing The Earl and Countess of Wessex a Very Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary!   #OTD   20 years ago, The Earl and Countess were married at St. George's Chapel in Windsor. Swipe to see some photographs from Their Royal Highnesses’ Wedding day. Image 1:   @chrisjacksongetty   Other Images: PA


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This week The Queen, accompanied by Members of The Royal Family, will attend   #RoyalAscot  . Each day of the week begins with the Royal Procession, when Her Majesty & accompanying Members of the Royal Family arrive along the track in horse-drawn landaus. Today The Queen and   @hrhthedukeofyork   were accompanied by The King and Queen of the Netherlands. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Princess Royal and The Earl and The Countess of Wessex and   @PrincessEugenie   and Princess Beatrice and Princess Alexandra was also among The Members of The Royal Family accompanying The Queen. Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711, and has since received the patronage of a further eleven monarchs. The Ascot summer race meeting officially became a Royal week in 1911. 📷PA


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The Queen and members of The Royal Family have today attended a Garter Day service and ceremony at Windsor Castle. 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. New appointments to "The Garter" were invested in the Garter Throne Room and include a Lady Companion, athlete Lady Mary Peters, and a Knight Companion, the Marquess of Salisbury, a former Chairman of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation. The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Kent and The Duke of Gloucester are all Knights of the Garter. The Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra are both Lady Companions. Their Royal Highnesses all attended   #GarterDay   The Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Cornwall, The Countess of Wessex and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended the service. 📷 PA Images & Royal Communications


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