Royal family

Prince Charles marks 175th anniversary of West London Synagogue

By Rosa Doherty, December 17, 2015

The Prince of Wales was the guest of honour at a ceremony marking West London Synagogue's 175th Anniversary.

Prince Charles attended a special siyyum celebratory service followed by a reception for members of the congregation and the shul's social action volunteers.

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Bond dines out on her royal recollections

By Sandy Rashty, October 29, 2015

As the BBC's royal correspondent, Jennie Bond followed the British monarchy around the world for close on 15 years.

She made the Queen laugh, was scolded by Prince Philip and enjoyed a good relationship with Prince Charles and Princess Di.

So the veteran broadcaster was an apposite choice to address more than 230 guests at a women's lunch in Finchley in aid of Norwood, the one Jewish charity

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Fed VIP is royally impressed

September 10, 2015

The Duke of Gloucester visited Manchester welfare charity The Fed's Heathlands Village care complex to unveil a plaque commemorating its renovation.

Fed chief-executive Karen Phillips explained that, "as an architect with insight into building development, the duke was impressed by the refurbishment and modernisation of the building."

She added that his visit "provided so much pleasure to th

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Is the royal prayer outdated?

August 27, 2015

On 9 September, Her Majesty the Queen will be celebrating the fact that she will, that day, have become Britain's longest reigning monarch, overtaking the record set by Queen Victoria (her great-great-grandmother) of 63 years and 216 days.

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Queen invited to Israel as ambassador presents credentials

By Sandy Rashty, August 6, 2015

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has formally invited the Queen to visit Israel.

Speaking at a ceremony in Jerusalem on Thursday to welcome five new ambassadors to Israel, he told British ambassador David Quarrey: “I want to also convey my warmest regards to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and extend to her an invitation to visit our region.”

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How far did the UK aristocracy’s love of the Nazis really go?

By Bernard Wasserstein, July 22, 2015

The country is bristling with new ideas and new methods… I have found fresh hope and renewed confidence.”

So wrote the Conservative MP Sir Arnold Wilson after one of the seven visits he paid to Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1937.

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Board of Deputies backs Queen after 'Nazi salute' footage

By Josh Jackman, July 19, 2015

Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush has condemned criticism of the Queen after a film of her giving a Nazi salute was revealed.

During a Board plenary on Sunday, Mr Arkush also spoke of the Royal Family's warm relations with the Jewish community.

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The queen visiting Belsen was a significant gesture

By Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, July 2, 2015

For us as proud British Jews, the visit of the Queen and Prince Philip to Bergen-Belsen was deeply significant.

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Prince Charles becomes WJR patron

July 2, 2015

The Prince of Wales has become the patron of World Jewish Relief, the charity has announced.

It is the first time the royal has been patron of a Jewish organisation working outside of the UK.

Nigel Layton, WJR life vice-president, said the charity was delighted.

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Prince Charles becomes World Jewish Relief patron

By JC Reporter, June 30, 2015

The Prince of Wales has become the patron of World Jewish Relief, the charity has announced.

It is the first time the royal has been patron of a Jewish organisation working outside of the UK

Nigel Layton, WJR life vice-president, said the charity was delighted.

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