Powering the Palace
Project Manager Barry Igoe explains the process of removing Buckingham Palace’s ageing boilers, and the installation of a new energy centre. This work is being carried out as part of the Palace’s wider ten-year Reservicing Programme, which will overhaul the building’s essential services.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announce the launch of Shout
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the launch of Shout, a new text messaging helpline that supports people in crisis.
“We are incredibly excited to be launching this service, knowing it has the potential to reach thousands of vulnerable people every day. Over the last few months Shout has started working quietly behind the scenes. We have all been able to see the service working up close and are so excited for its future.
“At the heart of this service will be an incredible national volunteer community, one which needs to grow to allow us to support more people in crisis. We hope that many more of you will join us and be part of something very special.”
Shout operates 24/7 and connects people in need to trained volunteers who provide help at a time when it is most needed; enabling them to move from a moment of crisis to a calm state and form a plan for next steps to find longer-term support.
For information about Shout, and volunteering opportunities please visit: www.giveusashout.org
Shetland pony Cruachan IV prepares for Changing the Guard
The Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland has Mounted the Guard at Windsor Castle for the first time.
Her Majesty The Queen is Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Regiment of Scotland and Royal Colonel of the 5 Scots Balaklava Company.
See Pony Major Mark Wilkinson prepare Shetland pony Cruachan IV, the Regiment’s mascot, for ceremonial duties in London, which also included Mounting the Guard at Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and St James’s Palace.
The Countess hosts a reception on International Women’s Day at Buckingham Palace
The Countess of Wessex hosted a reception for International Women’s Day at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the vital role of women in building peace in countries affected by conflict.
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2VGqpUL
In a speech made at the reception, Her Royal Highness announced her commitment to support the UK’s work in helping put more women and girls at the centre of conflict resolution, encouraging women’s participation in building peace and supporting survivors of sexual violence in conflict.
Many women peacebuilders from around the world were attending today including Visaka Dharmadasa, Chair of the Association of War Affect Women, who is from Sri Lanka. The Reception also brought together academics, representatives from NGOs, the Foreign Office, charities and UN agencies.
The Duchess of Cambridge marks Children's Mental Health Week 2019
The Duchess of Cambridge, Place2Be Patron, visited Lavender Primary School to mark Children’s Mental Health Week 2019.
One of The Duchess’s key areas of work is child mental health and the importance of support to provide young people with in-school mental health services at the earliest stage possible, to tackle problems before they can escalate.
The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Healthy: Inside and Out’, focusing on the connection between physical and mental health. During her visit, The Duchess met teachers and students taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week activities and sat in on two different lessons focusing on the importance of physical and mental health. Find out more here: