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“You have inspired us and hopefully future generations. You have also demonstrated what unites us. Thank you, Birmingham and the West Midlands.” The Earl of Wessex, Vice-Patron of @thecgf, officially closes @birminghamcg22. 🔗 royal.uk/earl-wessex-officia…
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✨ This year marks the 50th anniversary of HRH The Princess Royal becoming Patron of Durrell To mark the occasion we are gifting to HRH a tortoise sculpture from the much-anticipated Tortoise Takeover trail which will take over Jersey in 2023 Read more👇 durrell.org/news/durrell-cel…
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“War has ended” - King George VI, 1945. This #VJDay marks 77 years since Victory in Japan and the end of the Second World War globally. Today we remember and pay tribute to the British and Commonwealth forces who gave their lives for freedom. 📸 - @RCT
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📻 At 9pm on 15th August 1945, The King gave a broadcast address to the Commonwealth. 🔊 An extract is read here by The Duke of Gloucester on the occasion of #VJDay75 as President of @FEPOWFellowship.
"I thank my Peoples for all they have done, not only for themselves but for mankind." Exactly 75 years ago, at 9pm on 15 August 1945, King George VI addressed the Commonwealth to mark #VJDay. Read the address in full at: bit.ly/2E3UYjK #VJDay75
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🖊️#DYK The King also recorded his memories of this day privately? King George VI recalled in his diary “we drove in procession in a state landau with an escort to Westminster where I opened the first peace time parliament since 1938.”
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🖊️Queen Mary also wrote in her diary on the 15th August 1945: “The crowds most disturbing & calling out ‘We want the Queen’ at intervals & I had to go & wave! After dinner I adjoined to the top of Marlborough House to see the flood lighting of Buckingham Palace etc. most lovely”
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Wishing The Princess Royal a happy birthday today!
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🥪 👜 Ma’amalade sandwich Your Majesty? Exactly 70 days ago today, The Queen and Paddington Bear got the #PlatinumPartyatthePalace rocking. #PlatinumJubilee
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Can you believe it’s been 7️⃣0️⃣ days since the The Queen’s #PlatinumJubilee central weekend!? 💜 What are your favourite memories from the Jubilee? Share them with us below. We’ll start…
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⛵️The Princess Royal was on the Solent this weekend at a Platinum Jubilee celebration, following this year’s Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight. Over 400 boats from the local sailing and yachting community came together on the water for a spectacular showcase.
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🚣‍♀️Her Royal Highness carried out the Fleet Review and Motor Past Review as the Solent filled with a gathering of Dunkirk Little Ships, Sail Training Ships and historic yachts.
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“Thanks to the manner, style and enthusiasm with which you have competed, officiated, supported, organised and volunteered, you have, once again, brought the spirit and values of the Commonwealth to life.” - 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐖𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐱 @birminghamcg22 | @thecgf
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“You have inspired us and hopefully future generations. You have also demonstrated what unites us. Thank you, Birmingham and the West Midlands.” The Earl of Wessex, Vice-Patron of @thecgf, officially closes @birminghamcg22. 🔗 royal.uk/earl-wessex-officia…
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Thank you @birminghamcg22 for a fantastic Commonwealth Games! Take a look back over the last 11 days:
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The Royal Family retweeted
Sport is just the beginning. 🥇 Over the last 11 days, performances of passion and pride set Birmingham alight. Take a look at the highlights of a fantastic competition showcasing not just world class talent, but humanity, equality and destiny. ❤️ #CommonwealthGames | #B2022
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🥇 The final medals of @birminghamcg22 are presented by The Earl of Wessex as @CommGamesAus men’s hockey team receive their Gold! Congratulations everyone 👏
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Lovely to meet so many ball girls and boys who have worked so hard during the @birminghamcg22 hockey events - thank you!
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From those working behind-the-scenes to keep everyone safe, to those enabling millions across the world to watch the Games - thank you to everyone who helped make @birminghamcg22 possible!
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👋 Back in Birmingham for the last day of @birminghamcg22! Tonight, The Earl of Wessex as Vice-Patron of @thecgf, will deliver a speech at the Closing Ceremony. What has been your highlight of #B2022?
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The Royal Family retweeted
Can you believe it's be a whole week since the final day of #turriffshow2022? We were honored to welcome HRH The Princess Royal to the show last Monday wanted to share a few of the special moments captured with her during the Champion of Champions judging in the main ring 📸
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The Royal Family retweeted
Hosting HRH the Earl of Wessex as part of the 2026 Victoria Reception in Birmingham tonight. The Earl met with representatives of the four Traditional Owner groups on whose land the 2026 games will be held. ⁦@CommGamesAUS⁩ ⁦@birminghamcg22
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