The British Royal Family - news, views, clothes & shoes! #9

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  1. CoverMeCagney

    CoverMeCagney Well-Known Member

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    Here's the Sussex Family's full itinerary for the trip. I need a holiday just reading it, exhausting!!!


    Day 1 - Monday, September 23

    Meghan and Harry will kick off their adventure in Cape Town, where they will watch a workshop that teaches kids about their rights, self-awareness and safety. It also provides self-defence classes and female empowerment training.

    They will then go on a tour of the District Six Museum to learn about their work to reunite members of the community forcibly relocated during the apartheid era.

    Afterwards they will join a community cooking activity with former residents of District Six at the nearby Homecoming Centre.


    Day 2 - Tuesday, September 24

    The next day the couple will head to Monwabisi Beach to learn about the work of ‘Waves for Change’.The non-profit organisation trains and supports local surf mentors to provide mental health services to young people. During their time there they will also see the work of The Lunchbox Fund, one of four charities to benefit from the generous donations made by the public to celebrate Archie's birth. The Fund provides nearly 30,000 meals every day to ‘Waves for Change’ programmes and schools in South Africa’s townships and rural areas.

    The couple will then split for the first time when Harry joins the City of Cape Town Marine Unit to travel by boat to Seal Island, Kalk Bay.
    There, he will learn about the important role they play in combatting the poaching of abalone, considered one of South Africa’s most significant illegal wildlife trade concerns which have reached critical levels.

    He will then rejoin Meghan and the couple will visit the Bo Kaap area to mark Heritage Day, a celebration of the great diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions that make up the rainbow nation of South Africa.

    They will visit Auwal mosque, the oldest mosque in the country, where they will meet representatives from different faith groups to hear about the strength of interfaith dialogue in Cape Town. Afterwards, the couple will visit a local resident's home for a cup of tea. That evening Meghan and Harry will attend their first formal event of the trip, a reception at the British High Commissioner’s Residence.


    Day 3 - Wednesday, September 25

    On the third day of their trip Meghan and Harry will meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mrs Tutu at their legacy foundation. They will then split again, when the Duke travels to Botswana while Meghan and Archie remain in South Africa.

    That afternoon Meghan will visit the Woodstock Exchange to meet female entrepreneurs and investors working in technology. She is there to highlight the benefits of networking between aspiring female entrepreneurs and successful female role models


    Day 4 - Thursday, September 26

    In Botswana, Harry will travel to Chobe Forest Tree Reserve, where he will join schoolchildren to plant trees and raise awareness of the fragility of these vital ecosystems. He will then visit a local project run by his charity Sentebale which focuses on improving the mental health of young people affected by HIV. From there, he will travel to Chobe National Park, where he will dedicate an area of forest to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. He will then travel to Angola for what is set to be a very moving part of the Royal Tour, a visit to the HALO Trust. He will see first-hand the legacy of his mum Princess Diana, whose visit to Huambo in 1997 raised awareness of the threat posed by land mines.

    Meanwhile, Meghan will attend a private “Women in Public Service” breakfast at the High Commission in Cape Town. Invited guests have all played a key role in the development of South Africa’s institutions: in Parliament, Government, education and healthcare and continue to advocate for women’s rights and education, as well as gender equality


    Day 5 - Friday, September 27

    Harry will have an early start and will visit a working de-mining field outside Dirico. He will remotely detonate a mine and meet members of the community before giving a speech about the importance of the work. He will then unveil the unique, three-country Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project designed by His Royal Highness which includes Angola’s Luengue-Luiana National Park – the site of the de-mining initiative.

    Harry will then travel to Huambo. He will be met by the Governor of Huambo, Joana Lina, who was also the official host for the late Princess Diana’s visit. Accompanied by the Governor, the Duke will visit the location where his mother was photographed. He will see how an area that was a dangerous minefield in 1997 is now a busy street with schools, shops and houses – a demonstration of the benefits of demining.

    He will meet representatives of all three de-mining organisations working in Angola under the UKAid Global Mine Action Programme before making his way to the Huambo Orthopaedic Centre, also visited by his mother in 1997. The centre’s new name, in honour of Princess Diana, will be unveiled by His Royal Highness, after which he will tour the facilities and make a short speech before departing for Luanda. In the evening he will attend a reception at the British Ambassador’s Residence where he will meet business representatives and learn about Angola’s economic transformation and business landscape.


    Day 6 - Saturday, September 28

    Harry will spend the morning with President Lourenço at the Presidential Palace. He will then visit the Maternity Hospital Lucrécia Paim to see the work of a project spearheaded by First Lady Ana Dias Lourenço ‘Born Free to Shine’ which focuses on preventing HIV/AIDS transmission from mothers to babies. Harry will then travel to Malawi for the next leg of his tour - his first official trip there.


    Day 7 - Sunday, September 29

    Harry will arrive in Lilongwe and will visit Nalikule College of Education in the afternoon. During his visit, he will meet a group of young women who are supported to attend and complete secondary school with the help of UKAid bursaries through the Campaign for Female Education. He will see the impact of UK investments to ensure that girls obtain at least 12 years of quality education. The project is supported by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust of which The Duke is President and The Duchess Vice-President. He will then meet President Peter Mutharika who he has met on previous occasions.

    In the evening, Harry will attend a Reception hosted by the British High Commissioner, which has been set up to highlight our common links and strengthen the meaningful, modern partnership between the UK and Malawi.


    Day 8 - Monday, September 30

    On Monday, Harry will fly to Liwonde National Park where he will pay tribute at the memorial site for Guardsman Mathew Talbot of the Coldstream Guards, who lost his life in May 2019 on a joint anti-poaching patrol with local park rangers. He will then head to the Liwonde National Park Headquarters to receive a briefing on operations.

    Harry will witness an anti-poaching demonstration exercise conducted jointly by local rangers and UK military deployed on Operation CORDED. To conclude, he will dedicate Liwonde National Park and the adjoining Mangochi Forest to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, joining Chimaliro Forest, which was dedicated by The Duke of Gloucester in 2018.


    Day 9 - Tuesday, October 1

    Meghan is back on Tuesday with a solo engagement about education. She will attend a roundtable discussion with the Association of Commonwealth Universities in Johannesburg, where she will meet academics and students to discuss the challenges faced by young women in accessing Higher Education. She will then visit a school to learn about the work of a local charity, which receives UK Aid funding for its work to raise awareness of and tackle sexual violence in schools.

    Meanwhile Harry will travel to Mauwa Health Centre, Pharmacy in a Box and Youth Reproductive Health Outreach programme. He will go on a tour of the project before flying back to South Africa, arriving back to Meghan and Archie in Johannesburg that evening.


    Day 10 - Wednesday, October 2

    The couple will spend the final day of their trip together, and they have lots of activities planned for their last few hours in the country. They will visit a township near Johannesburg where they will meet with inspiring local youth, entrepreneurs and view skills initiatives addressing the rising unemployment challenge faced by young people in South Africa. Later that day, they will meet Nelson Mandela's widow Mrs Graça Machel, who Harry last met in 2015.

    The Duke and Duchess will together attend an afternoon reception to celebrate the UK and South Africa’s important business and investment relationship, looking ahead to the Africa Investment Summit the UK will host in 2020. They will meet representatives of the British and South African business communities, with a particular focus on entrepreneurs and the creative industries. Their final engagement will be a meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife Dr Tshepo Motsepe.

    Harry, Meghan and Archie will fly back to London later that evening
     
  2. Keine Engel

    Keine Engel Grand Imperial Archduchess of Great Giggleswick

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    Elimeyer died in 1871!

    Carl Fabergé returned to Dresden in 1872

    The *1st* Imperial Fabergè Egg
    (aka. The Hen Egg) wasn't created by Carl Fabergé until 14 years later ...
    1885

    I hadn't even realised there was any Fabergé connection to Germany.
    But for him & his family actually living & working (as a Jeweller) in Dresden - there's no way I believe this was a coincidence now :eek:

    The 'Hen' Egg is way more than similar it's almost an exact copy
     
  3. Keine Engel

    Keine Engel Grand Imperial Archduchess of Great Giggleswick

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    Exactly what I was thinking @Lilibet :p
     
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    Keine Engel Grand Imperial Archduchess of Great Giggleswick

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    :D I do hope you didn't just type all that out yourself [​IMG]
     
  5. Lilibet

    Lilibet Watching and Waiting

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    Mainly for KE and anyone else who is interested (and yes I did type this all out myself :D).

    So here’s a long read containing a little more history of my great-great grandfather Herman Marcus and Moritz Elimeyer the court jeweler in Dresden. This is taken from a typewritten history of his wife’s Scottish family, set down by Herman’s youngest daughter. It was given to me by her granddaughter. It combines romance with history. Speaking of Herman’s future wife Margaret she writes:

    She went to an employment agency for teachers [in London] and asked for a position, and several were offered, one to teach in the Russian Royal Family [!!], one to become an “Articlid pupil” in a girl’s boarding school in Dresden, kept by Mous. and Madame Classen, when in return for English lessons, she received a small stipend and was allowed to study the German language.

    The school was in a large building on the square near the Royal Palace. The ground floor was occupied by the Court Jeweler, and the man whom Margaret was afterward to marry was apprenticed, German fashion to the Jeweler. He frequently saw the demure English governess out walking, with her curls and her dancing brown eyes and he said to himself “I will marry that girl someday and no other.” The great problem was how he could possibly meet her.

    Providence has strange ways effecting its own ends, and the Revolution of May 1849 was the means to that end. The King of Saxony fled from Dresden, fearing the uprising of the young “Turners,” who demanded freedom of the press, freedom of the court’s and similar reforms. The Prussians were asked to come and help to quell the insurrection.

    The court jeweler put his property into a sunken safe, gave the keys to his young assistant whose name was Herman Marcus, and escaped Dresden before it was entirely barricaded.

    Mr Classen took his “young ladies” to a place of retreat and as he was leaving he saw Herman and told him that he was leaving his wife, a young English governess, a pupil who was ill with typhoid fever, and consequently could not be moved. He entreated Herman to try and look after them. As long as he had to remain in the building in order to safeguard the jewels, it was a heaven sent opportunity.

    The canonading went on for seven days and nights without ceasing. Herman risked his life several times trying to get medicine for the sick girl. The last time he brought medicine his hat was riddled with bullets and after that Mme. Classen would not let him risk his life. It is easy to imagine that under such circumstances friendship and mutual kindness soon ripened into deep affection.

    Herman was determined to make a career for himself and he soon realized he would have to leave Germany to do so. He detested the army and was determined he would never go in it. With other young men of like mind and under the wing of Carl Schurz the young Saxons made their way out of Germany, often having to hide for days so that the soldiers should not seize them. He came to America and landed in New York, with a slender stock of garments, not knowing the language but with a charming personality and good credentials from his employer.
    ———————

    The rest is history, but when or how Margaret came to New York isn’t mentioned. And neither were Elimeyer and the buried jewels mentioned again.

    We know from KE’s research that Elimeyer returned and continued his work in Dresden with his son. Gustav Fabergé retired to Dresden in 1860, and his son studied there but we don’t know if they crossed paths with Elimeyer before he died in 1871. Perhaps they knew his son. And we don’t know if Elimeyer’s egg came before Faberge’s first egg in 1886.

    May Uprising in Dresden - Wikipedia
     
  6. Lilibet

    Lilibet Watching and Waiting

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    I’m exhausted just reading this! But thank you for posting it. It sounds as if Meghan will get a little break from public appearances, but Harry will be on the go. I’m sure it will be very emotional for him to visit the places where his mother worked so hard for land mine removal.
     
  7. CoverMeCagney

    CoverMeCagney Well-Known Member

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    Damn right I didn't, big chop and copy job (took quite a few bits out!). Anyway, I forgot to add a link but it was from the one in the post above mine.

    Sounds like Megs has a few days down time in between functions, and that she and Archie will be remaining in South Africa the whole time.
     
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    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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  9. Handsome Sailor

    Handsome Sailor Seize the day!

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    there will always be an England!
     
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  10. Keine Engel

    Keine Engel Grand Imperial Archduchess of Great Giggleswick

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    O.k. I was a wrong about the 'uniqueness' of The 'Hen Eggs' :rolleyes: in general.
    Certainly the 1st Imperial Easter Egg created by Karl Fabergé was far from as ingenious as it is credited to be.
    ;)
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    First Imperial 'Hen' Egg (1885)
    -Fabergé Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia-

    There was a couple in particular earlier he definitely must have know about & undoubtedly where got his inspiration.o_O

    Apparently the Danish Royal Collection have an 18th Century 'Golden Egg with Hen'.

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    o_OGolden egg with hen
    -Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen-
    ...As a girl at the court of Denmark, Maria (Feodorovna-formerly Princess Dagmar of Denmark) had been enchanted by an 18th century ivory egg owned by her aunt Princess Vilhelmine Marie of Denmark. Still in the Royal Danish Collection today, the egg screwed open to reveal a half yolk with a gold chicken inside, a diamond and gold crown inside the chicken and a diamond ring inside the crown.

    It’s not known whether Alexander III got the idea from that piece or if Fabergé did, but correspondence has survived indicating the Tsar was very much involved in the design of the first Imperial Egg


    Most researchers seem to believe this to be most likely the one Karl was influenced by. o_O
    I think this is where Alexander III initially got the idea for the 'Easter gift' thou.

    But we have this earlier 'Hen Egg'?
    I haven't found much about the 'Egg' itself only a bit of background.

    An 18th century Easter egg, property of a member of the Saxon Royal family,
    ... It formed part of the numerous works of art ceded by the Saxon state to King Frederick Augustus III

    which was the pic I may have used in previous post :rolleyes:

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    Saxon Royal Egg, Collection of Augustus the Strong (1670-1733)
    This was discovered in 1921 in the 'Grünes Gewölbe' (Green Vault) DRESDEN* :D
    - *@Lilibet there's more details to this which after reading your post may link?? -

    where it had been catalogued described as;
    Well-versed in the history of art, Peter Carl Fabergé based this first egg, it is believed, on the 18th-century Saxon Royal Egg, which he had seen in the Green Vault museum in Dresden—a gold egg that encased a gold hen, a gold crown, and a ring. Apparently riffing on that earlier egg, :D Fabergé created his own version in white enamel, which opened to a gold yolk that concealed a small gold hen, which in turn opened to a pendant. That final “surprise”—the prize hidden within each Fabergé egg—came per the tsar’s request

    There's no doubt Karl would be familiar with this 'Egg', curiously I haven't found anything remotely mentioning M. Elimeyer which is strange as not only is his 'Egg' also very similar (it was definitely made some time prior 1871) he was the Saxon Court Jeweller in Dresden during the same period? I mean how many 'Egg & Hen' Gems were floating about Dresden back then? :confused:

    After all that I have to say I think the Fabergé Imperal Easter Egg is a bit of a let down, it's actually the least impressive.
    I still think the Elimeyer Egg is the most intricately exquisite. :)
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    Moritz Elimeyer Egg (pre.1871) :p
    * :confused: Since when did Karl F. suddenly become Carl F.?

    ARTSY
    HOW FABERGÉ EGGS CAME TO BE
    The History Blog » Treasures
     

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    Lilibet Watching and Waiting

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    Fascinating egg research KE!
    For anyone having trouble following our almost OT egg detective work, is KE wondering if the “Green Vault of Dresden” is where Elimeyer put his jewels as he fled Dresden, leaving my Great-great grandfather with the key? Did I get your point KE?

    An intriguing thought, but not it.
    Grünes Gewölbe - Wikipedia

    In any case, feast your eyes on an incredible museum.

    Grünes Gewölbe: Grünes Gewölbe

    BBM

     
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    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    'This will be such a shock': Moment Prince Philip learned his wife had become Queen revealed

    'This will be such a shock': Moment Prince Philip learned his wife had become Queen revealed

    Speaking to her daughter on The India Hicks Podcast, the 90-year-old told how she was with the princess, staying in the tiny, remote Treetops guest house in Kenya in 1952, accessible via a ladder, when she became Queen.

    "She goes up as a princess. The king dies that night. She comes down the ladder as a Queen," she said.

    "Philip just takes the newspaper and covers his face with it, hides behind it and says 'This will be such a shock'," Lady Pamela said.

    She said the duke convinced his wife to go for a walk in the garden, where he told her of her father's death and that she was now Queen when they were alone.

    Lady Pamela added: "As she comes into the room. I think 'Oh, poor girl, her father's died'. So I go over to her, give her a hug and think 'Oh my god, it's the Queen' so I go into a deep curtsy.

    "And she says 'I'm so sorry. It means we've all got to go back' ... She was only thinking of all of us."
     
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    The Queen is hiring a new housekeeping assistant to help maintain the highest of standards at Buckingham Palace - with travel to Windsor Castle - a new advert on the royal family's website shows.

    The role, which is based at the Queen's main residence with the option to work at other Royal residences, is described as looking after a wide range of interiors - as well as welcoming visiting guests.

    Reporting to the Master of the Household’s Office, it requires the individual to have a 'enthusiasm and interest in hospitality' and 'deliver extraordinary service in incredible surroundings'.

    A 'competitive' salary package is offered, though the exact figure is not specified, and the candidate is even offered a 'live-in' option in return.

    Buckingham Palace are advertising for a new 'Master of the Household's Office' | Daily Mail Online

    Is anyone going to apply?
     
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    41C05317-6044-477B-8DEA-21E0AEB2FF03.jpeg 9163E4D3-C3C6-436E-974D-6489E9233D44.jpeg

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent thoughtful cards thanking fans for the well-wishes they received on their first wedding anniversary.

    Prince Harry, 34, and Meghan Markle, 37, printed the note on the back of a photograph taken at their nuptials at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May last year.

    In the accompanying message, the royal couple said they were 'so touched' by followers who had written to them on their anniversary, calling it 'incredibly kind'.

    Meghan and Harry thank 'incredibly kind' well-wishers on first wedding anniversary in thankyou notes | Daily Mail Online
     
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    :DSure It beats my current gig

     
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    Hehehe.
    I wish we could see the job description for being the Queen's personal hairdresser or the person who catalogues her outfits. We've already seen interviews and behind the seen specials with the chef/cook/dinner event staff.

    This article makes a good point about the Queen's hairstyle. It makes sense.
    "Did she just stop caring about what other people thought -- "BLEEP it, I'm the Queen" Or has it got to do with being recognisable? She on all the money, can hardly have a pixie cut on the 5 cent piece and a long bob on the 20c, can she."

    True, she looks exactly the same on all our money and the pictures of her that hang in every government building.

    "Is that's what's in store for Kate and Meghan? I'd go mad if I couldn't change my hairstyle every now and again. But I don't have dozens of news outlets waiting to unleash their criticism of it."

    For Kate, I'd say yes, she'll likely keep the same hairstyle for the rest of her life. I don't see her getting a perm or bob, or shaving off all her hair.
    Hilarious online discussion about Queen Elizabeth's hair
     
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    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Ballet star and teacher, 100, shares optimism, secrets to long life

    "You have to take care of yourself. This body is the only thing you’ve got," Henry Danton says.

    At 100 years old, Henry Danton is still the center of attention in the ballet studio, now full of students one-fifth his age...

    The British-born centenarian said he has a healthy body and mind, lives on his own, loves his smartphone, hasn’t been to the doctor in 10 years and still travels the world, with trips to London and South America coming up this fall...
     
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    So... Archie is too young to take to Balmoral, but he's plenty old enough for South Africa. Ok.
     
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    Is it just me? This seems a little “off”

    A diamond necklace which previously belonged to Diana, now appears to belong to Camilla and has been redesigned.

    The heirloom, which has been in the royal family for more than 150 years, according to The Sun, was given to Diana by the Queen Mother in 1981 after she married Prince Charles.

    The late Princess of Wales previously wore the necklace while in Austria in 1986.

    As the official owner of the pendant will be the Queen, it seems it is now in Camilla's possession, who has turned the necklace into a brooch.

    The Duchess of Cornwall was seen wearing it at Buckingham Palace back in March at the reception to mark the Charles's 50th anniversary as the Prince of Wales.
    Prince Charles and Camilla get a taste of Australia in Scotland
     

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