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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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Queen Elizabeth Attends Amalgamation Parade In Richmond

  May 2, 2015 at 3:10 pm by

Just hours after the news she has another great-granddaughter was announced, Queen Elizabeth was at Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire attending the amalgamation parade of two British military regiments. And in a nod to the new Cambridge Princess, the Queen donned a fuchsia Karl Ludwig coat and matching Angela Kelly hat. View image | gettyimages.com During the event, which saw The Queen’s Royal Lancers and the 9th/12th Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) regiments … Continue reading

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The Queen Presents New Colours To The Welsh Guards In Windsor

  May 1, 2015 at 2:49 am by

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth presented the new Colours to the Welsh Guards in Windsor. The colors the Welsh Guards received are the colors of the regimental flags of the British Army. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen Presents New Colours To The 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards In her speech, The Queen said ‘It has been nine years since I presented you with the Colours that have just been marched off … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Marks Gallipoli Anniversary in Copenhagen

  April 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today attended an Anzac Day service at Copenhagen’s Citadel to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign. She attended a church service alongside the Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Damien Miller, and the Turkish Ambassador to Denmark, Mehmet Donme, before walking from the church to the Citadel’s Remembrance Monument where the official party laid wreaths in memory of the fallen soldiers. View image | gettyimages.com Crown Princess Mary, … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landings

  April 25, 2015 at 9:18 am by

Senior members of the British Royal Family have today paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One on what is the 100th anniversary of the campaign’s start. Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for a ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, where she and Britain’s political leaders laid wreaths at the base of … Continue reading

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Prince Charles and Prince Harry Attend Gallipoli Anniversary

  April 25, 2015 at 8:32 am by

The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry have attended services in Gallipoli on the Turkish west coast marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by Allied forces during World War One. April 25, 1915 was the day thousands of British, Irish, Australian, New Zealander, Indian and French troops arrived on the peninsula to begin what was a failed military campaign. View image | gettyimages.com The pair were present for the dawn … 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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Charles and Camilla Meet with Obama on US Trip

  March 19, 2015 at 6:15 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have met with US President Barack Obama during their four day visit to the United States. A brief meeting and photo opportunity took place in the Oval Office of the White House between the trio, who were also accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden. The President told Prince Charles that “I think it’s fair to say that the American people are … Continue reading

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