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Prince Harry Cheers On Britain’s Next Invictus Champions

  January 29, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

At the University of Bath Sports Training Village today, Prince Harry cheered on from the sidelines as wounded veterans battled it out for places on Britain’s team for the Invictus Games that will take place in May in Orlando. Embed from Getty Images The royal – who put together the first edition of the sporting event for injured servicemen, women and veterans in 2014 – spent much time chatting and laughing … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Attend Pascua Militar

  January 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today presided over the annual Pascua Militar parade in the Armoury Square of the Royal Palace of Madrid. Dressed in the Captain General uniform of the Spanish Military, Felipe VI reviewed the formation of the Royal Guard and took a 21-gun salute, with his wife – who wore a black dress with a lace overlay and a white jacket – by his side. It … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Passes Air Cadets Role To Duchess of Cambridge

  December 16, 2015 at 5:51 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh today handed over one of his longest-held roles, that of Air Commodore-in-Chief of the RAF Air Training Cadets, to the Duchess of Cambridge. During an audience at Buckingham Palace, the Duchess accepted her first military-linked role, which according to Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty will allow her to see the “amazing work” performed by volunteers in delivering “a truly world-class cadet experience to many thousands of young … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to Australia, Days Two and Three

  November 12, 2015 at 7:17 am by

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall spent the second day of their visit to Australia in Canberra, the country’s capital, yesterday where they marked Remembrance Day at the Australian War Memorial. The couple did not let the rain bother them as they attended the official remembrance service, laid a wreath on the Stone of Remembrance and placed poppies in the Wall of Remembrance. View image | gettyimages.com Afterwards, Prince … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined By Family At The Festival of Remembrance

  November 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family tonight attended the Festival of Remembrance hosted by the British Royal Legion at Royal Albert Hall, ahead of tomorrow’s Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to New Zealand, Days Three and Four

  November 7, 2015 at 7:03 am by

On their third day in New Zealand, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were originally scheduled to have a private day, but ended up attending the parade held in Wellington in honour of the victorious All Blacks. Charles and Camilla meet with the World Cup winning rugby team before they departed the Parliament building in New Zealand’s capital for the parade, and the Prince received rapturous cheers and laughter when he addressed the … Continue reading

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Military Men Philip and Harry Visit Field of Remembrance

  November 5, 2015 at 6:08 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh and his grandson Prince Harry have paid a joint visit to the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, placing poppy crosses amongst the field during its official opening. View image | gettyimages.com The two royal men placed their crosses in front of the Graves of the Unknown British Soldiers before saluting, while the Dean of Westminster offered a prayer for the memories of the fallen: “For the … Continue reading

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Spain Celebrates National Day

  October 12, 2015 at 7:24 pm by

The King of Spain led the country in National Day celebrations today at the official ceremony at the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo in Madrid. King Felipe, Queen Letizia, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía were all present for the homage to the Spanish flag, the first event of National Day, alongside Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other officials linked to Madrid and the military. View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Ceremony at the General Air Academy

  July 14, 2015 at 4:08 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain visited the General Air Academy in San Javier, in the country’s southeast today. The couple were present for the presentation of new officers into the Spanish Air Force. View image | gettyimages.com King Felipe inspected the 154 new officers before a prayer of thanksgiving was given by the Vicar of the Air Force. View image | gettyimages.com A fly-past was also held to honour … Continue reading

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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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Queen Elizabeth Presents New Colours to The Royal Welsh

  June 11, 2015 at 2:40 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II travelled to Cardiff, Wales today for the presentation of The Royal Welsh’s new colours. The ceremony took place at Millennium Stadium, where the Queen entered in an open-top Range Rover ahead of inspecting the 600 troops gathered for the event (they had marched from Cardiff Castle to the Stadium earlier in the morning). The formal presentation officially marks the 2006 merger of three Welsh regiments into The … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Gurkha Anniversary Pageant

  June 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Prince Harry attended a pageant at the Royal Hospital Chelsea today to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown. They were joined by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, for the event. View image | gettyimages.com A large display of battle reenactments and Nepalese cultural displays honoured the Gurkhas, Nepalese soldiers who have served in the … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Mark Armed Forces Day

  June 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain attended the military parade marking Armed Forces Day this afternoon at the Plaza de la Lealtad (Plaza of Loyalty) in Madrid. King Felipe first laid a wreath in the plaza in memory of soldiers who have given their lives for Spain and inspected the guard of honour before he and Queen Letizia watched the parade. Over 500 members of the five branches of the Spanish … Continue reading

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Sophie Wessex Hosts Garden Party for Blind Veterans UK

  June 4, 2015 at 5:29 pm by

After attending the Women’s Institute Centenary Meeting in the morning, the Countess of Wessex hosted a garden party at Buckingham Palace to mark the 100th anniversary of another organisation, Blind Veterans UK. Sophie, in an aquamarine blue dress and matching bolero jacket, met with a number of veterans from all areas of the armed forces that have been helped by the charity. Over 2,000 guests attended the garden party. View … Continue reading

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The Duke of York Attends Founder’s Day Parade at RHC

  June 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm by

Prince Andrew, Duke of York was present at the Founder’s Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this morning, where he took the salute from veterans during the parade. The Duke also delivered a speech, in which he called the Chelsea Pensioners – the veterans who live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea – “epitomes of what we would classify as service to the crown.” View image | gettyimages.com “The lifelong service … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal Attends Service For Quintinshill Disaster Centenary

  May 22, 2015 at 10:14 am by

Princess Anne was present today at a service in Gretna Green, Scotland to mark the 100th anniversary of the Quintinshill rail disaster that killed over 200 people. Laying a wreath during the service held at the Gretna Old Parish Church, the Princess Royal was joined at the event by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, as well as military veterans and relatives of those who died. She then attended a short reception … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Attend Oath Ceremony of New Royal Guards

  May 22, 2015 at 8:21 am by

The King and Queen of Spain have attended a ceremony at the El Rey Military Barracks in El Pardo where new members of the Royal Guard swore allegiance to the Spanish flag. King Felipe first inspected a guard of honour before the main ceremony began, led by the head of the Royal Guard, Colonel Ramón Álvarez de Toledo Álvarez de Builla. The Colonel received the new military and civil personnels’ allegiance to defend … Continue reading

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Prince Andrew Opens New York Army Museum

  May 13, 2015 at 1:11 pm by

The Duke of York was in York today to open a new museum dedicated to York’s contribution military. He was asked to officially open the York Army Museum, which has been completely refurbished thanks to a £1 million Heritage Lottery Grant. The museum contains collections from the Royal Dragoon Guards, the Yorkshire Regiment (of which Andrew is the Colonel-in-Chief), and the former Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire. “In Yorkshire, men and … Continue reading

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Harry Does The Haka On Fifth Day in New Zealand

  May 13, 2015 at 9:24 am by

Prince Harry spent his fifth day in New Zealand at the Linton Army Base near Wellington, where he spent time touring the base and speaking with soldiers before being taught the haka. The first part of his visit to the Base was inspecting one of the Defence Force’s armoured cars. Harry climbed in and commented that it felt “familiar” to be back in one of the vehicles. Harry spoke with a … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend VE Day Anniversary Thanksgiving Service

  May 10, 2015 at 11:26 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II led the final commemorations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day today during a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey. Joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, Queen Elizabeth laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior just inside the main entrance of the Abbey. Newly re-elected … Continue reading

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