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Willem-Alexander and Máxima Attend Dedication of MH17 Memorial in Vijfhuizen

  July 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm by

The King and Queen of The Netherlands were present on Monday for the dedication ceremony of a memorial forest in memory of the 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster. July 17 was the third anniversary of the disaster. The memorial consists of a ‘forest’ of 298 trees, one for each of the victims, planted in the formation of a ribbon. A silver nameplate stands at the base of each tree, bearing … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia Join Farewell To Germany’s Helmut Kohl

  July 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm by

Spain was represented by King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia on Saturday at the memorial service for the late German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, held in Strasbourg, France at the European Parliament. They joined leaders such as current German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and former US President Bill Clinton, all of whom spoke at the late Chancellor’s European Act of State, the first held by the European Union. Earlier, … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit To Northern Ireland, Day Two

  May 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm by

On their second day in Northern Ireland, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Belfast and Dromore before heading over the border to the Republic of Ireland. The first engagement of the day was at the Police Service of Northern Ireland headquarters, where Prince Charles and Camilla were tasked with opening the PSNI Memorial Garden in honour of the thirteen policemen and women who have been killed in … Continue reading

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Putin Unveils Monument to Assassinated Grand Duke

  May 5, 2017 at 7:30 am by

A new monument commemorating Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, who was assassinated in a bomb attack by Socialist-Revolutionary Ivan Kalyayev on February 17, 1905, was officially unveiled on Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin and consecrated by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in the park near Nikolskaya Tower in the Kremlin. The President said the the memorial was “a symbol of the price we had to pay for hatred, division and hostility, and reminds us that we must … Continue reading

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Prince Albert Visits Site of the Second Battle of the Aisne

  April 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm by

On Tuesday April 18, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco visit part of the site of the Second Battle of the Aisne, one of the many battles of the First World War. It was fought along France’s Chemin des Dames in April-May 1917. Prince Albert, whose great-grandfather Louis II of Monaco fought in the battle, visited the battle’s memorial, where he saw different artefacts connected to the conflict.

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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia Attend National Candlelight Service

  April 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm by

The King and Queen of Sweden were present on Monday April 17 for the National Candlelight Service at the Stockholm Cathedral, offered in memory of the victims of the April 7 terrorist attack. Archbishop Antje Jackelén led the service, which was designed to provide hope and positive thoughts for the future. The King and Queen were welcomed by the clergy ahead of the service, during which candles were lit for the four … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Honour Terror Attack Victims

  April 10, 2017 at 9:44 am by

An official ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall Park was held at noon today honouring the four victims of Friday’s terror attack in the city. The ceremony was attended by King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, the Crown Princess Couple, and Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. The Royal Family joined the crowd in one minute’s silence as the clock hit midday, before the Swedish Military Band played Segnale Solenne. Prime … Continue reading

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Memorial Service for First Earl of Snowdon Held At St Margaret’s Church

  April 7, 2017 at 10:18 am by

Members of the British Royal Family this morning attended a Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life of Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon who passed away on January 13. The service took place at the Church of St Margaret, Westminster Abbey. The Earl and Countess of Snowdon, with their two children Charles and Margarita, and Lady Sarah and David Chatto, with their sons Samuel and Arthur, were joined by Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Cambridges and Harry Remember Westminster Attack Victims During Service of Hope

  April 5, 2017 at 11:15 am by

At Westminster Abbey on Wednesday morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined victims, their families and first responders that were caught up in the Westminster terror attack on March 22. Upon their arrival to the Abbey, Prince William – who was attending the service in his role as patron of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund, laid a wreath at the Innocent Victims Memorial. He … Continue reading

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Prince William Honours Slain Policeman At National Memorial Arboretum

  March 29, 2017 at 11:33 am by

The Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to the Metropolitan Police officer killed in last week’s Westminster terrorist attack during a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Wednesday. “For PC Keith Palmer and all those who have served our community so valiantly; your legacy is our way of life,” read the card pinned to wreath of flowers the Duke laid in the Police Memorial Garden at the Arboretum. … Continue reading

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First Anniversary of Brussels Attack Marked By King and Queen

  March 22, 2017 at 4:23 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have commemorated the first anniversary of the 22/3 Brussels terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 32 innocent people during explosions at Brussels Airport and Maalbeek metro station. The couple, alongside Prime Minister Charles Michel, first attended a ceremony at the airport where they laid a wreath before taking a train to Maalbeek metro station. At both locations, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Unveils Afghanistan and Iraq Memorial

  March 9, 2017 at 9:10 am by

Queen Elizabeth II has this morning unveiled the national memorial which honours the members of the Armed Forces and British civilians who saw active service during conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq at the Victoria Embankment Gardens. The memorial was designed by Paul Day with the intention of “commemorating the duty and service of those who put themselves in harm’s way” as Britain was involved in conflicts in the Middle East between 1990 … Continue reading

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The Kings of Spain Attend ‘In Memoriam’ Concert Honouring Terrorism Victims

  March 8, 2017 at 7:35 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain this evening were present at the 15th annual concert held in memory of victims of terrorism. The couple were welcomed by representatives of the Victims of Terrorism Foundation, the organisation which puts together the concert. A minute’s silence was held before the concert by the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music, accompanied by the RTVE Orchestra and Choir, was held. A … Continue reading

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Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Mark 100 Years Since The Loss of SS Mendi

  February 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm by

The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence on Monday attended a ceremony of remembrance at Hollybrook Cemetery in Southampton marking the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi during the First World War. In what is described as “one of the worst maritime disasters in British waters”, over 600 men – mostly members of the South African Native Labour Corps on their way to France to assist with the … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Attend Mass Remembering Deceased Family Members

  February 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm by

On Friday February 17, the King and Queen of the Belgians attended the annual memorial mass at the Church of Our Lady of Laeken remembering deceased members of the Royal Family. Also attending the mass were Princess Esmérelda and her son Leopoldo Moncada, Princess Léa, Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg, Archduke Carl Christian and Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria, and Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein. Following the conclusion of the … Continue reading

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Statue of Diana To Be Erected At Kensington Palace

  January 28, 2017 at 8:48 pm by

Kensington Palace has announced that a statue of the late Diana, Princess of Wales is to be erected in the public gardens of the Palace, at the behest of her two sons, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. “Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy,” the two Princes said in a … Continue reading

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Memorial Service Held In Chester For The 6th Duke of Westminster

  November 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm by

A memorial service for the late Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster was held today at the Chester Cathedral, with a large contingent of British royals in attendance to remember the late Duke. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Eugenie of York, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Prince Michael of … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 3, Canberra and Sydney

  November 2, 2016 at 1:43 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began their third day in Australia today, Wednesday November 2nd, paying a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Camberra. The Royal Couple laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, placed poppies on the wall of remembrance and then met veterans from World War II and the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. Koningspaar legt krans bij @AWMemorial en ontmoet Australische en … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Honours Fallen Metropolitan Police Officers

  October 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm by

The Metropolitan Police Annual Remembrance Ceremony was held this afternoon in Hendon with Prince Harry in attendance. He laid a wreath of flowers at the memorial that pays tribute to the 650 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, before reading Mary Elizabeth Frye’s poem Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep. Harry also planted a cherry tree in the memorial garden of the Hendon Training School, before spending … Continue reading

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Thessaloniki Receives New Statue of Queen Olga To Mark Greek-Russian Friendship

  September 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm by

A new statue of Greece’s former Queen Olga was unveiled today in the city of Thessaloniki, on the Vassilissis Olgas II Avenue. It is a gift to mark the friendship between Greece and Russia, the former Queen’s birth country, from the Pan-Russian Military-Historic Union. The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and the Mayor of Thessaloniki were present for the unveiling. Queen Olga was born a Grand Duchess of Russia in 1851 as … Continue reading

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