Friday, 8 April 2016

The Windsor Wrap: a new home for the Royal Family

This week we got a regular update on the 'Queen might move out of Buckingham Palace' story but we also got a headline from the House of Windsor itself declaring it had a new home. That leads the Windsor Wrap this week, your one minute guide to everything the Royal Family has been up to in the past seven days.

It starts with a brand new look British Monarchy website which was previewed this week ahead of its launch. It's been renamed 'The Home of the Royal Family' and will have a lot more images and be more user friendly for people viewing on mobile devices. The British Monarchy website was launched in 2008 - the new official site replaces it as of next week and you can see the preview here

Prince Charles had a quiet week as the Easter break came to an end with a series of private audiences and interview but Prince Harry made sure he wasn't out of mind when he told fellow diners at the Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch that his dad loves a spot of curry. Harry was taking part in an annual charity event at London's Guildhall when he revealed the heir to the throne's dinner picks.  Earlier in the week, Prince Harry had helped unveil the UK Invictus Games team for this year's event in Florida.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got ready for their tour of India and Bhutan by hosting a reception at Kensington Palace for young people from those countries living in the UK. Kate gave us a taste of what to expect from the tour wardrobe by choosing a full length dress with sheer panels by the Indian designer, Saloni. The royal tour starts on April 10th.  Earlier the same day, Prince William revealed that Princess Charlotte liked kicking a ball around as he attended a lunch marking his tenth anniversary as President of the Football Association.

The Duke of York headed to China for a two day visit which included a meeting with President Xi Jinping and a trip to the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. Prince Andrew also held a Pitch at the Palace event in China and announced he'd be holding another in Estonia at the end of May.

The Princess Royal carried out engagements in Cornwall, Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire where she helped mark the 125th anniversary of the Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre in Skegness. Princess Anne also travelled to Merseyside to open a wastewater treatment works and help celebrate the 150th anniversary of fluid control engineers, Heap and Partners. It just shows what a rounded itinerary the Royal Family have across every week.  And that's the Windsor Wrap.

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