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Royal News Round Up – 1st June

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From hosting garden parties to opening cricket tournaments find out what the Windsors have been up to this week with our Royal News Round Up!

Prince Harry Opens Cricket World Cup

The Duke of Sussex opened the Cricket World Cup at the Oval this Thursday as England took on South Africa.

Prince Harry also met with schoolchildren who had been selected as ‘anthem children’  through the cricket tournament’s youth engagement programme.

England beat South Africa by 104 runs.

The Queen Hosts Annual Garden Party

On Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth II hosted her annual garden party at Buckingham Palace. Her grandchildren Princess Beatrice, Eugenie and Prince Harry were also in attendance.

Meghan Markle, who recently welcomed her first child into the world, did not go to the party as she is on maternity leave from Royal duties, but she did invite representatives from her chosen charities.

Each year, the Queen invites around 30,000 to attend her three summer garden parties. Around 8,000 people attended the event on Wednesday.

Queen Elizabeth Learns How To  Self Checkout

England’s 93-year-old monarch was introduced to self service checkout machines when she visited a pop-up sainsbury’s supermarket store in Covent Garden, London, to mark the chain’s 150 year anniversary.

The Queen, who doesn’t get the chance to do much personal shopping, also met 30 Sainsbury’s employees and was shown typical shopping baskets from 1953 and the present day.

This week, the Queen also visited Chelsea Flower show to see granddaughter-in-law Kate’s garden and marked the anniversary of British Airways.

Princess Charlotte Will Attend Her Brother’s School In September

Four-year-old Princess Charlotte will attend her big brother’s primary school Thomas’s Battersea, according to a royal announcement this week.

Thomas’s Battersea, which has term fees of £6,000, teaches 560 students between the ages of four and 13 and offers specialist classes in ballet, art, drama and music.

Poet Simon Armitage Is New Poet Laureate Following Meeting With The Queen

Simon Armitage, who was also awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2018, has formally taken over the role of poet laureate after meeting the Queen in Buckingham Palace this week.

The poet, who was raised in West Yorkshire and has published 28 poetry collections, has become the UK’s 21st poet laureate and will retain the role for 10 years.

He said: “I want to celebrate and speak on behalf of the variety of voices who contribute to the rich chorus of British poetry from a wide range of personal, literary and cultural experiences, and to help poetry explore its potential in a multi-faceted, multi-vocal and multimedia age.”


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