Royal family

Queen lays wreath at Bergen-Belsen

By Rosa Doherty, June 26, 2015

The Queen has laid a wreath at Bergen-Belsen in commemoration of the 50,000 Holocaust victims who died there.

The visit – her first to a former Nazi concentration camp - was the climax of the four-day royal trip to Germany.

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, she laid the wreath at the memorial to Anne Frank, who perished at Belsen.


Queen’s historic Belsen visit is evidence of the "complete reconciliation" between Britain and Germany

By Marcus Dysch and Rosa Doherty, June 25, 2015

The Queen has described her visit to Bergen-Belsen as evidence of the "complete reconciliation" between Britain and Germany following the war.

She is due to tour the camp on Friday - her first visit to a former Nazi concentration camp - as the climax to her four-day state visit to Germany.


Queen set for visit to Bergen Belsen

By Rosa Doherty, June 23, 2015

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive in Germany today as part of a four-day state visit which includes a trip to Bergen Belsen concentration camp.

It is her first visit to a former concentration camp site.

The royals will travel to the camp on Friday where the Queen will lay a wreath at the memorial to Anne Frank, who was one of the 70,000 people who died there.


Duke of Cambridge pays tribute to Jewish Care at charity's 25th anniversary dinner

By Barry Toberman, June 11, 2015

The Duke of Cambridge paid a glowing tribute to Jewish Care at its 25th anniversary dinner tonight.

Addressing 1,500 people at the event at Alexandra Palace, the Duke praised "the real and loving care" the charity provided to thousands of elderly and vulnerable people.

He described Jewish Care as an outstanding organisation, before wishing it "mazeltov" on its anniversary.


Duke of Cambridge will be guest at Jewish Care dinner

By Rosa Doherty, May 28, 2015

The Duke of Cambridge will be the guest speaker at Jewish Care’s annual dinner next month, it has been announced.

It will his first appearance at a community fundraiser.

He is expected to deliver an address to guests at the event that will mark the charity’s 25th anniversary.

A record 1,400 people are expected to attend.

The Duke will also meet the charity’s staff and clients.


It’s time to shake hands with Israel, your Majesty

By Sandy Rashty, May 21, 2015

The royal family is one of the most important institutions that Britain has at its diplomatic disposal. At the request of the government, the Queen — or a member of her family — may be sent on a state visit to a foreign realm as a sign of solidarity and good relations, or a commitment to building better relations despite countries being alienated by political differences.


Queen to visit Bergen-Belsen

By JC Reporter, May 18, 2015

The Queen is to visit the site of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp next month, Buckingham Palace has announced.

She will joined by the Duke of Edinburgh at the camp in northern Germany, where around 70,000 people died at the hands of the Nazis and which was liberated 70 years ago by British troops.


Review: The Audience (starring Kristin Scott Thomas)

By John Nathan, May 8, 2015

Is it me or is the decision by director Stephen Daldry to cast Kristin Scott Thomas as the Queen in this revival of Peter Morgan's play an odd one? Facially, they couldn't be more different. Yet Scott Thomas makes up for being more beautiful than our monarch with a panoply of mannerisms and gestures that are spot-on.


Norwood celebrates its royal double century of patronage

May 7, 2015

Two hundred years ago, Norwood's earliest incarnation, the Jews' Hospital, became the first Jewish charity to have a royal patron.


Israel sends congratulations on birth of royal baby Princess Charlotte

By Sandy Rashty, May 5, 2015

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge received a gift and message of congratulations from the president of Israel to mark the birth of the royal baby.