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100 Years On: Royals Mark Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele

  July 31, 2017 at 5:05 pm by

On July 31, the Prince of Wales, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Vice Admiral Tim Laurence and King and Queen of the Belgians attended commemorations of the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele at the Tyne Cot ceremony near Ypres. Prince Charles gave a speech during the ceremony, where he said “we remember it is not only for the rain that fell, the mud that weighed down the living and swallowed the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Commemorate the Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Passschendaele

  July 30, 2017 at 2:56 pm by

On July 30, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a commemoration service on the one hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, which was held in Belgium at the Menin Gate in Ypres. They were joined by King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians as well as British Prime Minister Theresa May; also present was Princess Anne’s husband Tim Laurence. The Battle of Passchendaele was the third battle at Ypres … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Otto – A Greek King, A Bavarian Prince

  July 26, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Today is the 150th anniversary of the death of Otto, the Bavarian Prince who reigned as King of the Hellenes from 1832 to 1862. Prince Otto Friedrich Ludwig of Bavaria was born on June 1, 1815 at Mirabell Palace in Salzburg; his parents were the future King of Bavaria, Ludwig I, and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. In 1832, after Greece gained independence from the Ottoman Empire, the Great Powers (Great Britain, France and … Continue reading

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Windsor100: Monarch Profile – George VI

  July 16, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Our third Windsor Monarchs profile looks at King George VI, Britain’s wartime King and the father of the current British monarch. Monarch: George VI of the United Kingdom Full Name: Albert Frederick Arthur George Reign: December 11, 1936 – February 6, 1952 Coronation: May 12, 1937 Date and Place of Birth: December 14, 1895 – York Cottage, Norfolk Date and Place of Death: February 6, 1952 – Sandringham House, Norfolk Parents: George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck Spouse: Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Children: Elizabeth … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Stephanie, Short-lived Queen of Portugal

  July 15, 2017 at 3:00 am by

180 years ago today, in the southern German town of Krauchenwies, Princess Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was born to Prince Karl and Princess Josephine. The Princess was the couple’s second child, her siblings were Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern; Carol I of Romania; Prince Anton; Prince Friedrich; and Princess Marie, Countess of Flanders. Among her ancestors Stephanie counted the Princes of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Grand Dukes of Baden, Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Johan Willem … Continue reading

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Prince William Joins Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Anniversary Celebrations

  July 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm by

At RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Tuesday, the Duke of Cambridge joined Royal Air Force veterans in a celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Prince William spoke with a number of the veterans, including 94-year-old Rusty Waughman, who fly a Lancaster airplane late in the war. They had previously watched an special air display. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was established on … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Max of Baden, German Chancellor

  July 10, 2017 at 3:00 am by

150 years ago, Prince Maximilian of Baden – future Margrave, future Chancellor of Imperial Germany – was born in Baden-Baden to Prince Wilhelm of Baden and Princess Maria Maximilianovna of Leuchtenberg. Prince Max was the couple’s second child, his elder sister Marie would marry the Duke of Anhalt in 1889. Among his ancestors, the Prince could count Grand Dukes of Baden and Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Tsars of Russia, and Kings of Bavaria, … Continue reading

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Windsor100: Monarch Profile – Edward VIII

  July 9, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Today’s profile of the Windsor monarchs is on the House’s second, yet brief, King – Edward VIII, later the Duke of Windsor. Monarch: Edward VIII of the United Kingdom Full Name: Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Reign: January 20, 1936 – December 11, 1936 Coronation: Uncrowned Date and Place of Birth: June 23, 1894 – White Lodge, Richmond upon Thames Date and Place of Death: May 28, 1972 – Villa Windsor, Paris Parents: George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Marks Anniversary of Army Air Corps

  July 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm by

As their Colonel-in-Chief, the Prince of Wales joined members of the Army Air Corps at Salisbury Cathedral on Thursday for a ceremony celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. Prince Charles first inspected a guard of honour outside the Cathedral, before he presented the unit with its new guidon, granter by Queen Elizabeth for the occasion. He then addressed the crowd of 1,200 current servicemen from the unit, veterans, and their families. “As the … Continue reading

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A Canal For You, Your Majesty! Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Engagements in Scotland

  July 5, 2017 at 4:18 pm by

Queen Elizabeth added yet another location named after her to her stable, as she and the Duke of Edinburgh today officially named the Queen Elizabeth II Canal in the Falkirk District. The couple joined a flotilla of sea craft along the canal to The Helix during the visit, which included an inspection of The Kelpies, two larger-than-life horse sculptures created by Andy Scott. Afterwards, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke headed to Stirling … Continue reading

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Sultan of Brunei Pays State Visit to Singapore

  July 5, 2017 at 7:17 am by

A two-day state visit to Singapore was today begun by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei. He is accompanied by his wife, Queen Saleha. The Sultan inspected a guard of honour at the Istana, official residence of the President of Singapore, in Newton, accompanied by President Tony Tan Keng Yam. The two leaders later had a private audience inside the Istana. The state visit, the fourth Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has made during … Continue reading

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Windsor100: Monarch Profile – George V

  July 2, 2017 at 6:00 am by

The House of Windsor this month celebrates the centenary of its founding by King George V of the United Kingdom, as a result of increasing anti-German sentiment among the British people as the First World War continued and continued. The Royal Forums Blog will be running a few special blog entries over the coming weeks as part of the anniversary (keep an eye out for entries headed ‘Windsor100’), including profiles of … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Canada! Charles and Camilla Join Celebrations In Ottawa

  July 1, 2017 at 5:20 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have joined Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, which this year have the added importance of being the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Alongside Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Charles and Camilla watched a number of performances that highlight the “cultural vitality” of Canada during official celebrations at Parliament … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Kick-Off Three-Day Visit to Canada

  June 29, 2017 at 5:20 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s three-day visit to Canada to mark the country’s 150th anniversary began today, with the royal couple arriving in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, along the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Greeted at the airport by Canadian Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon, Prince Charles and Camilla then headed to an official welcoming ceremony at Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, which included traditional Inuit elements to honour … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Mark Forty Years Since Spain’s Cortes Generales Elected

  June 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attended events marking the fortieth anniversary of Spain’s 1977 general elections, the first election since prior to the Spanish Civil War. The royal couple were present for a solemn session of the Cortes Generales at the Palacio de las Cortes in Madrid on Wednesday. They were joined by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the President of the Congress of Deputies, Ana María Pastor, and the President of the Senate, Pio García-Escudero. “Recalling … Continue reading

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Princess Mary and Prince Naruhito Go For A Cruise

  June 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess played tour guide to the visiting Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan on Tuesday, as the pair went on a boat cruise through Copenhagen. Starting at Toldbodjn, Princess Mary and Prince Naruhito’s hour-long cruise took them past the famed Little Mermaid statue at Langelinie promenade, and UN City. They were joined by City and Port director Jens Kramer Mikkelsen, who explained to them North Sea developments. Crown Prince Naruhito is … Continue reading

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On This Day: Execution of Mexican Emperor Maximilian

  June 19, 2017 at 4:00 am by

150 years ago, the Second Mexican Empire’s only ruler – Maximilian I – was executed by firing squad at the Cerro de las Campanas in Querétaro City. He had reigned for just over three years. The 34-year-old Emperor had been captured by Republican forces, led by President Benito Juárez, who took the City on May 15 after several months of civil war between the two sides. Maximilian’s reign from the beginning had not received support … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Hosts Lunch For Visiting Japanese Crown Prince

  June 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm by

On Sunday, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark hosted a private luncheon at Fredensborg Palace for a special guest: the visiting Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan. The heir to the Japanese throne – who is set to become Emperor within the next three years after a law was passed to allow his father to abdicate – was greeted on the Palace steps by the Queen, as well as Crown Prince Frederik … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Naruhito’s Second Day In Denmark

  June 16, 2017 at 6:10 pm by

Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito joined Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik at the Kastellet in Copenhagen this morning, where they laid wreaths in honour of fallen Danish soldiers. After lunch, the two heirs opened a new exhibition ‘Japan in the Royal Palace’ at the Amalienborg Museum, which is made up of items the Danish Royal Family have received during visits to Japan over the years. At Copenhagen’s Playhouse in the evening a … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princely Couple Welcome Japanese Counterpart To Copenhagen

  June 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today welcomed the Japanese Crown Prince, Naruhito, at Copenhagen Airport Kastrup, as he arrived in Denmark for a week-long official visit. The royal trio were all smiles as they greeted each other on the red carpet once Prince Naruhito had stepped off his plane. The purpose of the trip is to mark 150 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan. … Continue reading

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