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Prince Harry Unveils Bastion Memorial at National Memorial Arboretum

  June 11, 2015 at 5:26 pm by

“The names of the Fallen shine in gold, as they do in our memories.” Prince Harry has given a poignant speech at the service of dedication for the new Bastion Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford. He was joined by Prime Minister David Cameron and 3,500 others – including members of the armed forces and the families of those killed in Afghanistan – for the event. View image | gettyimages.com After a … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cornwall Unveils Winston Churchill Memorials

  June 9, 2015 at 2:06 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall headed west to Oxfordshire today to unveil new memorials to Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. She first unveiled a stained glass window designed by Emma Blount at St Martin’s Church in Bladon that bares images associated with Churchill. The Duchess also laid a small bouquet of flowers on the grave of Churchill and his wife Clementine in the church’s graveyard. View image | gettyimages.com Afterwards, Camilla travelled to nearby … Continue reading

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Memorial Mass For Prince Kardam Held in Madrid

  June 8, 2015 at 7:39 pm by

A memorial mass for the late Prince Kardam of Bulgaria was held this afternoon in Madrid. The San Jerónimo el Real Church was full of family and friends of the late Prince, who died on April 7, for the mass officiated by Archbishop Antonii, the representative of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Western Europe. Princess Miriam, Prince Boris and Prince Beltran (the widow and sons of Prince Kardam) and King Simeon … Continue reading

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Unveiling of New King Olav V Statue in Oslo

  June 7, 2015 at 9:46 pm by

The entire Norwegian Royal Family was present today for the unveiling of a new statue of the late King Olav V in the City Hall Square in Oslo. King Harald and Princess Astrid, two of King Olav’s three children, were given the honour of officially unveiling the statue, “Male and Monument”, designed by Olav Orud. Olav V is portrayed in civilian attire, standing in front of a dias to represent him … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 1

  June 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday June 1st, a three-day Official Visit to the United States of America. Upon their arrival in the States, the Royal Couple attended on Sunday May 31 in the evening, a reception at the Dutch Ambassador’s residence in Washington held by the Dutch Ambassador Rudolf Bekink. This morning the visit began at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. The Royal Couple … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Begins Visit to New Zealand

  May 9, 2015 at 10:52 am by

Prince Harry has begun his week-long visit to New Zealand, arriving in Wellington this afternoon for what is his first visit to the country. He was greeted at the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, before heading to the official welcoming ceremony at Government House. Here, alongside the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, and his wife Lady Janine, Prince Harry watched as the Royal New Zealand Defence Force Tri-Series Maori Cultural … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Marks Danish WWII Liberation Anniversary

  May 4, 2015 at 6:06 pm by

Queen Margrethe II today attended a commemoration to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Denmark from German forces in World War Two. The Queen laid a wreath at the Mindelunden in Hellerup, which is the memorial to the Danish resistance fighters who died fighting against German occupation. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt delivered a speech, while the Home Guard Music Corp Copenhagen and the choir from the N. Zahles School performed during the event. … Continue reading

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Emperor and Empress of Japan Visit Palau

  April 9, 2015 at 10:39 pm by

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are currently in Palau, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean and a former Japanese colony, to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Japanese surrender in World War Two. The purpose of the couple’s visit is to honour the Japanese and American soldiers who died during the Battle of Peleliu between September and November 1944. Almost 11,000 Japanese soldiers and almost 1,600 US soldiers were … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Arrives in Australia, Visits War Memorial

  April 5, 2015 at 9:26 pm by

Prince Harry landed in Australia several hours ago to begin his four-week secondment with the Australian Army. He landed in Sydney on a commercial flight from London at around 5am local time. In his military fatigues, the Prince was transferred to a RAAF jet to make the short trip down to Canberra where he undertook the only official engagement during his time in Australia. A quick wardrobe change saw Harry arrive at … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Arrives in Australia on Monday

  April 2, 2015 at 2:40 am by

It has been confirmed that Prince Harry will be arriving in Australia this coming Monday to begin his four week secondment with the Australian Army. He will land in Sydney before heading directly to Canberra to visit the Australian War Memorial. Here, accompanied by the Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Prince Harry will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then tour the World War I … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Unveils New Statues at Canterbury Cathedral

  March 26, 2015 at 6:37 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have unveiled statues of themselves during a service at Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent this afternoon. They arrived shortly before 2:30pm, and were welcomed by cheering crowds in the Cathedral Precincts. The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Reverend Robert Willis, led the service which was attended by a number of locals from the Kent area. At the conclusion of the service, Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Memorial Service For Soldiers Who Fought And Died In Afghanistan War

  March 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm by

On March 13, members of the British Royal Family attended a memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honour of those who fought and died in the Afghan War against the Taliban, which lasted for thirteen years. During the war, four hundred and fifty three British servicemen and women lost their lives. Those from the British Royal Family who attended were The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend MH17 National Memorial

  November 10, 2014 at 10:35 pm by

The Dutch monarch and his spouse led mourners today at the national memorial service for victims of the MH17 plane disaster in Amsterdam. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, accompanied by Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, joined 1,600 relatives and friends of the 298 victims for the service which was held at a capacity RAI Conference Centre. In the glow of 298 candles, the names of all … Continue reading

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British & Belgian Royals Attend Opening of WWI Memorial

  November 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm by

The monarchs of Britain and Belgium united today to open a World War One memorial in London. Queen Elizabeth II and King Philippe were present for the dedication of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at the Wellington Barracks. The pair were joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for the event, which included a prayer service and music played by the Grenadier Guards’ Band and the Household … Continue reading

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Japan’s Emperor Attends War Victim Memorial

  August 15, 2013 at 5:39 am by

The Emperor of Japan today attended a memorial service at the Budokan Martial Arts Arena in Tokyo, to commemorate victims of war. Emperor Akihito was joined by his wife, Empress Michiko, for the annual service. It takes place each year on August 15th, the anniversary of the day Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces in World War II. The pair offered silent prayers, leading 6,000 people in a minute’s silence. The … Continue reading

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Belgian, Dutch Royals Attend First Bus Tragedy Funeral

  March 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm by

King Albert II and Queen Paola of the Belgians today attended the first funeral of victims of last week’s Swiss bus tragedy. They were joined by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, and President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf of Switzerland. The service took place at the 5,000-seat Soeverein Arena in Lommel, in northern Belgium where one of the schools involved is located. Among the crowd were Belgian Prime … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary in Australia – Day Three

  November 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark spent their third day in Australia visiting the nation’s capital today. The couple were greeted by the Governor-General at Canberra Airport, before the Crown Prince viewed a guard of honour. It was then on to Parliament House for the day’s engagements. At Parliament House, the Australia Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, was waiting for Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, greeting them each with a … Continue reading

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Scandi Royals Mark American-Scandinavia Foundation Centennial

  October 23, 2011 at 2:33 am by

Members of Scandinavia’s three royal families, along with the Presidents of their two fellow republics, have spent some time in New York City this weekend, to mark the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s centennial. Their first event was held on Thursday evening, at Scandinavia House. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and President Tarja Halonen of Finland … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, September Events

  October 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm by

  September 2nd; Crown Princess Victoria attended the 75-year anniversary of the Swedish National Union of Local Government Officers at Stockholm City Hall on Friday evening. September 5th; Prince Daniel participated in a UNICEF fundraising event at Operakällaren. That morning a breakfast seminar was held for celebrities before golf tournament Operakällaren Trophy. The contest, in which a host of familiar names like Mats Sundin, Hans Fahlen, Peppe Eng, Ernst Billgren … Continue reading

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Felipe & Letizia attend 9/11 Memorial in Madrid

  September 12, 2011 at 11:45 pm by

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias yesterday attended a 9/11 memorial in Madrid, to mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. The memorial took place at the Juan Carlos I Park in Madrid, also present were the US Ambassador and his wife, as well as the Mayor of Madrid. Ten American oak trees were planted during the ceremony, one for … Continue reading

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