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  • Evening Standard

    Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip head to Sandringham early for the season

    The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have travelled to Sandringham after spending six weeks at Balmoral.Scotland is traditionally where the Queen enjoys her summer break but she has moved with Prince Philip to Norfolk to spend time privately on the Sandringham Estate.

  • Hello!

    Why the Queen and Prince Philip have a busy week ahead of them

    The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are preparing for their next move this week as their summer holiday in Balmoral comes to an end.The 94-year-old monarch and her 99-year-old husband are set to travel to Norfolk to spend time privately on the Sandringham Estate during the week commencing 14 September.A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed the news to HELLO! adding: "Subject to the finalisation of the autumn programme, Her Majesty's intention is to return to Windsor Castle in October and to resume the use of Buckingham Palace for selected audiences and engagements. These plans will be kept under review and will of course be subject to all relevant guidance and advice."READ: The Queen lends support to Kate Middleton's special projectLoading the player... var track = function (evt_name) { dataLayer.push({ 'event': evt_name, 'eventValue': { 'category': 'videos', 'action': evt_name, 'label': 'HELLO - ix6gKfwj', 'videoUrl': 'https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/ix6gKfwj.mp4', 'videoTitle': 'Kate Middleton shares moving images from her Hold Still photography project' } }); }; var playerInstance = playerInstance || []; playerInstance['ix6gKfwj'] = jwplayer('MC4zMDM5NDEwMCAxNjAwMDgyNjE5NTczNzE='); playerInstance['ix6gKfwj'].setup({ sources: [ {file: 'https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/ix6gKfwj-720.mp4', label: '480'}, {file: 'https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/ix6gKfwj-1280.mp4', label: '720 HD', default: 'true'}, {file: 'https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/ix6gKfwj-1920.mp4', label: '1080 HD'}], primary: 'html5', image:'https://content.jwplatform.com/thumbs/ix6gKfwj-720.jpg', related: { file: 'https://www.hellomagazine.com/feed/video.html?publication=hello&tags;%5B0%5D=Kate%2520Middleton&tags;%5B1%5D=hold%2520still&tags;%5B2%5D=npg&tags;%5B3%5D=photography', onclick: 'play' }, autostart: false, sharing: {} }); jwplayer().onPlay(function () { track('play'); }); jwplayer().onPause(function () { track('pause'); }); jwplayer().onComplete(function () { track('complete'); }); jwplayer().onSeek(function () { track('seek'); }); WATCH: The Duchess of Cambridge shares moving images from Hold Still projectIt is not yet known whether Prince Philip will remain on the Sandringham Estate when the Queen returns to Windsor, or whether he will join the monarch at the Berkshire castle where they spent lockdown.Her Majesty can look forward to some quality time with her husband in Norfolk after hosting family members at Balmoral Castle in Scotland over the summer.Among the Queen's visitors were the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children George, Charlotte and Louis.The Queen typically spends her winter break at her Sandringham estate, travelling up to Norfolk after the Christmas party for extended family members at Buckingham Palace in December.MORE: The Queen's hilarious comments at Princess Eugenie's royal wedding revealed Sandringham HouseHer Majesty usually remains at Sandringham throughout the festive period before returning to London after the anniversary of her father King George VI's death on 6 February.Since his retirement in August 2017, the Duke of Edinburgh mainly divides his time between Wood Farm on the Sandringham estate and Windsor Castle.Prince Philip had been staying at the secluded cottage in Norfolk before the coronavirus lockdown was imposed in March.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.

  • Hello!

    The Queen & Prince Philip reveal devastating home bombing story

    The Queen has told the devastating story of how Buckingham Palace, her main residence in London along with Prince Philip, was bombed during the Blitz. She took to her official Instagram page @Theroyalfamily on 13 September 2020 with a photo of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother to mark the 80th anniversary, and wrote:SEE: The Queen and Prince Philip's jaw-dropping kitchen at Buckingham Palace revealed"OnThisDay in 1940, Buckingham Palace was bombed during The Blitz.King George VI described the attack in his diary: 'All of a sudden we heard an aircraft making a zooming noise above us, saw two bombs falling past the opposite side of the Palace, and then heard two resounding crashes as the bombs fell in the quadrangle about 30 yards away.'We looked at each other, and then we were out into the passage as fast as we could get there. The whole thing happened in a matter of seconds.'SEE: The Queen unveils incredible room inside home with Prince PhilipWATCH: Inside Buckingham PalaceThe Blitz began on 7 September 1940 with attacks on London's docks and continued in the city throughout September and October before bombings spread across the country. After the raid on Buckingham Palace, The King and Queen visited the East End, London.Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother wrote in a letter to Queen Mary: 'It does affect me seeing this terrible and senseless destruction – I think that really I mind it much more than being bombed myself. The people are marvellous, and full of fight. One could not imagine that life could become so terrible. We must win in the end.'"RELATED: The Queen and Prince Philip's living room unveiled: then and nowBuckingham Palace in LondonBoth King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were in residence at the time of the bombing, marking one of nine attacks on the palace during WWII.Queen Elizabeth II, meanwhile, spent most of the war years apart from her parents at Windsor Castle, where she recently isolated during the coronavirus pandemic. Buckingham Palace continues to act as her main home in the capital.  Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.

  • Hello!

    Prince Philip's secluded Sandringham home: see where the Queen's husband has spent retirement

    Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will cut short their summer break in Balmoral to spend some time privately at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk on the week commencing 14 September.The 94-year-old monarch typically spends her winter break at her Sandringham estate and is joined by members of the royal family for Christmas.Her husband Prince Philip, 99, has divided his time between Windsor Castle and Wood Farm in Sandringham since retiring from public duties in August 2017 – but what do we know about the secluded farmhouse?READ: Inside Sandringham House where the Queen is set to relocate WATCH: Prince Philip steps out of retirement for rare public engagementThe Duke resides in a modestly furnished cottage at Wood Farm, overseeing the implementation of a new kitchen shortly after his retirement. The Prince is said to enjoy quiet pursuits at the farm, such as reading, painting watercolours and before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, inviting friends to stayWood Farm on the Sandringham Estate.The secluded farmhouse on a corner of the Sandringham estate has also played host to other members of the royal family, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their friends before they were married.The Duke of York's ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York has also previously stayed at Wood Farm during the Christmas period when her daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were younger, so she could be close by without officially being at the Queen's festive celebrations at Sandringham House.MORE: Princess Eugenie moves out of Prince Andrew's home with Jack BrooksbankPrince John spent his final years at Wood FarmWood Farm does have a tragic past. In the early 1900s, King George V and Queen Mary's youngest son Prince John (younger brother to the current Queen's father George VI), was sent to live at the cottage on the Sandringham Estate in 1916, as his seizures caused by epilepsy became more frequent and severe.The young Prince was cared for by his nanny Charlotte "Lala" Bill and enjoyed walks in Queen Alexandra's garden. After a severe seizure, John died in his sleep at Wood Farm on 18 January 1919, aged just 13.Sandringham House in NorfolkWhile the Queen usually returns to London after her summer break, this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, she will travel back to Windsor Castle after her stay at the Sandringham Estate.A palace spokesperson added: "Subject to the finalisation of the autumn programme, Her Majesty's intention is to return to Windsor Castle in October and to resume the use of Buckingham Palace for selected audiences and engagements. These plans will be kept under review and will of course be subject to all relevant guidance and advice."Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.

  • PA Media: UK News

    Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to spend time privately at Sandringham

    The couple will leave Balmoral Castle next week.

  • Hello!

    The Queen and Prince Philip's plans to relocate from Balmoral revealed

    The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are currently spending their extended summer break at Balmoral, where they have stayed since the beginning of August. The royal couple have spent the past few weeks enjoying some downtime on the estate, which is said to be the Queen's favourite place in the world, so unsurprisingly, they are in no rush to return.GALLERY: Inside the Queen and Prince Philip's Scottish residence, Balmoral CastleHowever, Her Majesty and Prince Philip's holiday will end by mid September, with Balmoral set to reopen to the public for guided tours on 3 October.WATCH: See more of Balmoral, the Queen's Scottish residenceAn advertisement on the Balmoral Castle Instagram account reveals visitors can once again enjoy daily guided tours of the grounds and exhibitions from early October, after a break of two months while the royals are in residence.While the Queen would typically go back to Buckingham Palace following her summer holiday, it has been revealed she will now go to Sandringham House for a private stay.The Queen and Prince Philip are currently staying at Windsor CastleA Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: "The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will depart Balmoral Castle during the week commencing 14 September to spend time privately on the Sandringham Estate."Subject to the finalisation of the autumn programme, Her Majesty's intention is to return to Windsor Castle in October and to resume the use of Buckingham Palace for selected audiences and engagements. These plans will be kept under review and will of course be subject to all relevant guidance and advice."MORE: Inside the Queen's second home, Windsor CastleThe Queen is expected to return to Windsor CastleThe Queen continued to work after lockdown was announced but has not carried out any official duties in person since the start of the pandemic.Their annual trip to Balmoral has given the royal couple the opportunity to catch up with their family, including Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, who enjoyed a stay on the estate in August.Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have also visited Balmoral, as have Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, who are staying at their Scottish home, Birkhall.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.

  • Hello!

    The Queen & Prince Philip's jaw-dropping kitchen revealed inside Buckingham Palace

    The Queen and Prince Philip's kitchen inside Buckingham Palace has served as the heart of some of the biggest royal events of all time, with chefs catering for everything from royal weddings to birthdays. Several images have been released over time, and the space is just as incredible as you'd expect.SEE: The Queen unveils incredible room inside home with Prince PhilipWATCH: The Queen joins video call from inside home at Windsor CastleWhen baker Sophie Cabot prepared the wedding cake for Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank's nuptials in October 2018, she was photographed inside, showing a marble island unit in the middle and endless stainless-steel appliances.RELATED: The Queen and Prince Philip's living room unveiled: then and nowBaker Sophie Cabot inside Buckingham Palace's kitchenThe room is designed for cooking on a mass scale, and so it makes sense that it is equipped with industrial equipment. Efficient use of space is also key, with wooden panels and rods mounted on the walls for every kind of cake tin you can think of.MORE: Inside the Queen and Prince Phillip's official Scottish home, the Palace of HolyroodhouseClaire Ptak, head baker for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding in May 2018, used the space to perfect the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's cake.Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's cake was made inside the kitchenPictures showed that there are stainless-steel splashback panels behind each sink, as well as shelves positioned above, where ingredients and kitchenware are stored.Copper saucepans dating back as far as King George IV's reign are stacked on racks in the kitchens, with sizes to suit every purpose.Chefs use copper utensils and kitchenwareThere is also endless worktop space for staff to create recipes for the Queen and residents at the palace.There are endless stainless-steel worktopsBuckingham Palace has served as the monarch's royal residence since Queen Victoria decided to renovate the previously vacant property in 1837. The former Queen extended the property and added many touches that still stand today, including the famous balcony at the front, where the royal family often gather for occasions such as Trooping the Colour.Inside, there is a total of 775 rooms, including 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms and 188 bedrooms for household staff. Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.

  • The Guardian

    Get Duked! review – hyperactive Duke of Edinburgh awards black comedy

    Get Duked! review – hyperactive Duke of Edinburgh awards black comedy. Four millennials on enforced DoE manoeuvres are pursued by an angry aristo in Ninian Doff’s sharp feature debut

  • Hello!

    The Queen and Prince Philip's beautiful living room unveiled: then and now

    The Queen and Prince Philip are currently enjoying their summer break at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, and past photos have unveiled that the living room has stayed almost entirely the same as it was when Queen Elizabeth was 50 years old, compared to when she was 91. SEE: Inside the Queen's cosy living room at Windsor Castle in LondonWATCH: Inside Balmoral, the royal family's idyllic Scottish retreatIn 1976, a photo was released of the couple in the room, showing an aqua green sofa, cream striped wallpaper, a selection of photos hung in gold frames, and two wooden side tables. The door at the time was wooden, and there was a bunch of flowers positioned at one side, next to a candelabra.MORE: The Queen and Prince Philip leave England for foreseeable futureThe Queen and Prince Philip's living room in 1976Fast forward to 2017, when the then-Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife met the Queen, and the room seemed to have been kept exactly the same. The very sofa on which she sat with Prince Philip 41 years prior was still visible and located in the same spot, as were the photos framed on the walls, the wooden side table and even a bunch of flowers and the candelabra just about visible behind Peter.RELATED: Inside the Queen and Prince Philip's official Scottish home, the Palace of HolyroodhouseThe Queen and Prince Philip's living room in 2017The photo also unveiled a look at the rest of the room, showing that the sofa is one of two, which sit either side of a matching footstool and in front of a large log fireplace with a metal frame. There is a tall mirror mounted above the fireplace, and on the ledge sits two further candelabras and a gold clock. An additional white and green floral armchair sits next to one sofa.The home is located in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, surrounded by mountains, lochs and glens. Her Majesty usually starts her break with Prince Philip in the seven-bedroom Craigowan Lodge on the estate while the castle is still open to the public, before moving to the main house in August.This summer, the monarch and Prince Philip will be joined by various other royals including Prince Charles and Camilla, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.

  • The Telegraph

    VJ Day: The story of young Prince Philip's extraordinary war

    The war that ended with Prince Philip witnessing the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay had begun with him in a quandary. He had just returned with his mother, Princess Alice, to Greece for the first time since his family fled a colonels’ coup in 1922 when he was still an infant. Hearing about the outbreak of war shortly after their arrival in Athens in September 1939, eighteen-year-old Philip was keen to resume his naval training at Dartmouth in England, which he had come to regard as home, and to fight on the Allied side - even though his four sisters were all married to Germans and living in Germany. His mother though was conscious of her son’s obligations as a prince of Greece - which was then still neutral - and, as things stood, the eventual heir to that throne. As Alice explained to her brother Louis Mountbatten, Philip felt "such an utter stranger to the language and people" there that if he did not now spend some time in the country, and try and re-establish a bond with them, it would be much harder to do so in years to come. With that in mind she had taken a two-bedroom flat for them in Athens. However, King George II of Greece (his first cousin) sided with Philip’s suggestion that he go back to England to finish his training, which the prince duly did that autumn, earning the King’s Dirk as the best all-round cadet of his term, and the Eardley-Howard-Crockett prize for the best cadet at the college. As a ‘neutral foreigner’ he was barred from serving in a theatre of war and his uncle Mountbatten had to pull strings to secure him a posting to the battleship Ramillies, escorting convoys of Australian and New Zealand troopships bound for Egypt. However, when Italian troops invaded Greece in October 1940 and Greece entered the war on the Allied side, it was no longer imperative to keep the prince out of harm’s way. Just after New Year 1941 he joined the newly modernized battleship Valiant in the Mediterranean, and a few days later he had his first taste of action, bombarding Bardia on the Libyan coast.

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