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From One Harry To Another: The Prince and The One Directioner Meet At Film Premiere

  July 13, 2017 at 7:46 pm by

After spending part of his day with the King and Queen of Spain, Prince Harry spent his evening at the world premiere of Dunkirk at The Odeon in Leicester Square on Thursday. The Prince arrived with three military veterans from combats in Dunkirk, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He then met the stars and crew of the film, which tells the story of the British armed forces’ evacuation from the beaches of Dunkirk, France … 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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Queen Elizabeth Heads North For Holyrood Week

  July 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Edinburgh on Monday to begin her annual week of engagements in the capital, known as Holyrood Week. She participated in the traditional welcoming ceremony, the Ceremony of the Keys, in the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. During the ceremony, the monarch is presented the keys to the city by the Lord Provost, this year Frank Ross. In accordance with tradition, Queen Elizabeth immediately returned … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Honour Canadian Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

  June 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

On the second day of their visit to Canada, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Ontario where they paid their respects to the 158 Canadian military personnel who died during the country’s involvement in the Afghan war. The couple laid wreaths at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial in Trenton. They also spent time at 8 Wing-Canadian Forces Base Trenton, meeting with members of the Royal Canadian Air Force. … Continue reading

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Her Trusty Raincoat: Queen Margrethe Presents The Queen’s Watch

  June 30, 2017 at 11:06 am by

Wearing one of her most exuberant pieces of clothing – a floral printed raincoat in yellows, blues and pinks that has made numerous appearances over the years – Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II presided over the Queen’s Watch ceremony at the Royal Lifeguard’s Barracks in Gothersgade. This semester’s Watch – an award presented to the guard named best in the company for the period – was awarded to Niels Bertram Køhler-Jacobsen. … Continue reading

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Dutch King Honours Veterans on The Country’s 13th Veterans Day

  June 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm by

Veterans Day was marked in The Netherlands Saturday, with King Willem-Alexander leading tributes to the servicemen and women who have served their country since World War II. King Willem-Alexander, with a white carnation – the symbol of Dutch resistance against German forces during the Second World War, “now the symbol of appreciation for all Dutch veterans” – pinned to the lapel of his military uniform, first attended a ceremony at the Ridderzaal … Continue reading

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Earl of Wessex Represents The Queen At Armed Forces Day Commemorations

  June 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm by

The main commemoration of Armed Forces Day in Liverpool on Saturday was attended by the Earl of Wessex, who represented Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family. Prince Edward watched a parade of hundreds of servicemen and women from all branches of the UK’s military through the city to the Liverpool waterfront, to HMS Iron Duke. Armed Forces Day began as Veteran’s Day in 2006 (it was renamed in 2009), and is … Continue reading

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A Royal Guard Inspection At Huseby Leir

  June 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm by

In the drizzling rain, King Harald V inspected the Hans Majestet Kongens Garde at their Oslo barracks, Huseby Leir, on Friday. He was accompanied by Crown Prince Haakon. The King went on to present annual awards to two guards. The Guard’s Watch, given to the ‘best guard of the year’, was awarded to Leading Private Siri Karine Borge Thøgersen, who is the first female to receive the honour since its inception in 1934. Lieutenant Even … Continue reading

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“It’s Game On, Down Under!” Prince Harry Launches 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney

  June 7, 2017 at 7:12 am by

Prince Harry jokingly threw down the gauntlet today as he launched the 2018 Invictus Games at Admiralty House in Sydney, telling the Australian team that “it’s game on, down under” as they prep for both this year’s games and the next. In his speech, the Prince described the guilt he felt at being withdrawn from the front line in Afghanistan in February 2008 after his presence was revealed by an … Continue reading

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He’s All White! King Felipe Cuts Dashing Figure Celebrating 300 Years of Marine Guard Company

  June 2, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

The King of Spain cut a dashing figure in his white naval dress uniform on Friday as he was joined by his father, King Juan Carlos I (also in full uniform), for the tercentenary celebrations of the Company of the Marine Gardens at the Escuela Naval Militar in Marín, north-western Spain. King Felipe and King Juan Carlos boarded the Maritime Action Ship Tornado to inspect a naval review, before they reviewed a guard of Escuela Naval Militar … Continue reading

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The Busy Prince: Harry Hosts Garden Party, Meets Invictus Team

  May 30, 2017 at 3:25 pm by

Prince Harry was out and about across London on Tuesday, first attending the launch of the British team for the 2017 Invictus Games before hosting a garden party at Buckingham Palace for the Not Forgotten Association. At the Tower of London in the morning, Harry was present for the official launch of the 90 athletes who will be representing the UK at this year’s Invictus Games in Toronto. Doing the following … Continue reading

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Swedish King Marks Veterans Day

  May 29, 2017 at 12:36 pm by

In Stockolm’s Royal Djurgården at the National Maritime Museum on Monday, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip honoured Sweden’s military veterans during the annual Veterans Day commemorations. The King laid a wreath at the national veterans monument, Restare, before he presented a Armed Forces’ merit medal and the medal presented to soldiers injured in combat. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden paying his respect to the Swedish Veterans 🌼🇸🇪 #swedishveteransday #swedisharmedforces … Continue reading

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Armed Forces Day Marked by King and Queen in Guadalajara

  May 27, 2017 at 5:36 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have headed celebrations to mark Armed Forces Day, attending the events held in Guadalajara, central Spain. The King laid a wreath in memory of fallen Spanish servicemen and women, after reviewing a military guard. He and Queen Letizia then watched a military parade comprised of over 2,500 members of the Armed Forces that concluded with a display from the Acrobatic Eagle Patrol unit of the Air Force. … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate Independence Day

  May 25, 2017 at 8:09 pm by

May 25 marks Independence Day in Jordan, it is the day the Kingdom gained full independence from Britain in 1946. To celebrate the day, members of the Jordanian Royal Family attended various events in Amman. King Abdullah and Queen Rania led the celebrations at Raghadan Palace, which included a documentary screening, medal presentation to multiple organisations and individuals to recognise their efforts to “enhance the progress” of Jordan, and music performances. … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Presents New Colours To RAF Halton

  May 24, 2017 at 7:32 pm by

During her visit to RAF Halton in Aylesbury on Wednesday, the Duchess of Cornwall presented the station with their new Queen’s Colour as well as attending the Graduation Parade of the most recent Air Force recruits. Camilla, who is Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Halton, presented the Colour to Flight Lieutenant Scott Ripley-Jones during a drumhead ceremony. She also awarded top graduates with awards for their success during training. In her speech to … Continue reading

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Party At The Palace: “Gardens Have Not Seen This Much Fun, Ever!”

  May 13, 2017 at 6:08 pm by

Over 850 children who have had a parent killed while they were serving in the British Armed Forces were invited to a special garden party at Buckingham Palace on Saturday afternoon. The event was hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Featuring face painting, cake and cookie decorating stalls, magicians, water balloons, science experiments and lots of music and dancing zones, Prince Harry declared that “the Buckingham … Continue reading

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King Harald Marks Liberation and Veterans Day

  May 8, 2017 at 10:36 am by

King Harald of Norway marked Liberation and Veterans Day at the Akershus Fortress on Monday. He was joined by Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The King and Prime Minister both laid wreaths at the National Monument. During the ceremony, King Harald also awarded the War Cross with Sword to Marinejegerkommandoen Operator Ken Andersen for his “heroic advancements that have undoubtedly hampered loss of human life and further damage to infrastructure”. These efforts were during Andersen’s stationing … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex in Estonia, Day Two

  May 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm by

On her second and final day in Estonia, the Countess of Wessex visited the Tapa Army Base to see soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles, of which she is Royal Colonel. Sophie, in a camouflage jacket, chatted with soldiers in the logistics hub and living quarters during her visit, where they told her of their work. She also was shown tanks used by the regiment, and met soldiers from Estonia, Denmark and … Continue reading

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New Home Defence Colours Presented by Queen Margrethe

  May 2, 2017 at 10:21 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark presented two Home Defence units with their new colours on Tuesday in Skive and Copenhagen. The Landsdelsregion Vest, which was recently formed by the merged of the North and Central Jutland and Funen, South and South Jutland district units, and the Landsdelsregion Øst, recently renamed from Total Defence Region Zealand, both received their new colours in seperate ceremonies. During each ceremony, Queen Margrethe – in a sky blue overcoat … Continue reading

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Prince Harry At Army v Navy Rugby Match At Twickenham

  April 29, 2017 at 4:55 pm by

On Saturday afternoon at Twickenham Stadium, Prince Harry was present as Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation at the 100th rugby union match between the British Army and the British Royal Navy senior teams. The Foundation was the benefiting charity of this year’s match. Prince Harry was able to meet the players of both teams ahead of kick-off, in which several Fijian players on the Army team knelt before the Prince in … Continue reading

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