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Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Twelve – Guyana

  December 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

Prince Harry’s Caribbean tour has reached its final destination: Guyana, who is this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of their independence from Britain. The Prince will spend the weekend here before making his return to London on Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, the Prince began his visit to the country with an audience with the President of Guyana, David Granger, who joked that photographs with politicians were “not quite Rihanna”, before heading … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Unveils Painting During Visit to Sandhurst

  November 18, 2016 at 5:26 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was in Camberley today, where she visited the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for the unveiling of a new painting that marks the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps involvement in Operation Gritrock. Operation Gritrock was undertaken by the British, Irish and Canadian Armed Forces between October 2014 and November 2015 to eradicate the Ebola virus in West Africa. Sophie, in a full black ensemble with the badge … Continue reading

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Bringing Out A Favourite: Queen Margrethe Presents The Queen’s Watch

  November 16, 2016 at 3:21 pm by

Queen Margrethe presented another edition of The Queen’s Watch today in Copenhagen, and the Queen with one of the most intriguing senses of fashion donned what seems to be one of her favourite hats considering the amount of times it is brought out of its hatbox! Paired with an oversize electric blue coat, the matching blue hat features no brim, a black patent leather trim and what can only be described as an antenna … Continue reading

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King Philippe Visits Belgian Troops In Jordan Alongside King Abdullah

  November 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm by

His Majesty King Philippe paid a surprise visit to the Belgian troops in Jordan yesterday. The King, who arrived in Jordan on Monday evening, was welcomed by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in his private residence where, after a meeting, took place a private dinner. Yesterday, Tuesday November 15, the King, accompanied by King Abdullah, visited the Muwaffaq Salti Air Base situated in Azraq, a town in central-eastern … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Annual Festival of Remembrance

  November 12, 2016 at 7:23 pm by

Each November, the British Royal Legion hosts a Festival of Remembrance performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London to ‘commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts’. Queen Elizabeth II was joined by a number of members of the Royal Family for the evening performance, which featured the Royal Air Force Squadronaires and the Band of HM Royal Marines, and to mark the 100th anniversary, a presentation on the Battle … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Leads Armistice Day Service of Remembrance

  November 11, 2016 at 3:38 pm by

Prince Harry represented the Queen at the Service of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum today, Armistice Day. The Prince, watched on by representatives of the three branches of the Armed Forces and dozens of veterans and their families, laid a wreath at memorial ahead of two minutes silence at 11am. He also delivered a reading of The Soldier, a poem written by Rupert Brooke in 1914 that expresses a deceased soldier’s … Continue reading

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King Philippe Pays Tribute To Fallen Soldiers

  November 11, 2016 at 1:05 pm by

On November 11, King Philippe of the Belgians attended the annual service at the Congress Column on Place du Congrès to mark Armistice Day and honour the Belgian victims of the First and Second World Wars, and military operations abroad since. The King laid a wreath of flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which lies at the base of the Congress Column, as did members of the Belgian government, … Continue reading

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Field of Remembrance Opened in London by Princes Philip and Harry

  November 10, 2016 at 11:05 am by

At Westminster Abbey this morning, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry officially opened this year’s Field of Remembrance, organised by the British Royal Legion to honour the British servicemen and women who lost their lives fighting for their country. Both wearing military dress, the two men planted wooden Crosses of Remembrance in the field prior to the sounding of the Last Post and two minutes silence. The Duke and Prince Harry … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Day 1, Wellington

  November 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm by

At the invitation of the Governor-General of New Zealand, Dame Patsy Reddy, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began today, Monday November 7, a three-day state visit to New Zealand along with Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs. The Royal Couple were officially welcomed at Government House in Wellington with a traditional Maori ceremony with the performance of a pōwhiri, a traditional … 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 Carl Philip Visits Swedish Troops in Mali

  October 31, 2016 at 4:53 pm by

The 250 Swedish troops currently stationed in Mali as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) received a visit from Prince Carl Philip last week. He spent most of his time, between Wednesday and Sunday, at the Swedish base, Camp Nobel, meeting with the troops and learning about their activities in Mali, and accompanying them on a patrol. He also paid a visit to the European Union … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Celebrate A Rainy National Day In Madrid

  October 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

Spain has celebrated its National Day, and the wet weather did not dampen the spirits of King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their two daughters as they attended official ceremonies in Madrid. First was the royal family’s homage to the flag of Spain at the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo where they were joined by the President of the caretaker government, Mariano Rajoy. The King reviewed the troops, while his wife and daughters … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Receive Military Long Service Medals

  October 11, 2016 at 11:41 am by

During a special audience with the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (People), Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were presented with Long Service and Good Conduct medals from the British Armed Forces. The Queen received three medals – Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force – for her role as Commander-in-Chief of the three branches of the Armed Forces, while the Duke received a medal for … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Royal Princesses In Uniform

  October 7, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Two and half months after war was declared in July 1914, German Crown Princess Cecilie and her sister-in-law Princess Viktoria Luise pose with their horses wearing military uniforms. The Crown Princess is wearing a Dragoons uniform, as the regimental commander of the Dragoon Regiment ‘König Friedrich III’ (2nd Silesian) Nr 8. Princess Viktoria Luise is in the Death’s Head Hussar uniform, as the regimental commander of the 2nd Hussars Regiment ‘Königin Viktoria … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Visits Danish Troops in Mali

  September 24, 2016 at 9:11 am by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik has this week visited Danish troops which are part of the 15,000-strong United Nations peace keeping mission in Mali. Accompanied by the Danish Defence Minister for the two-day trip on September 22 and 23, Frederik met with Major General Michael Lollesgaard of Denmark who has led the mission since March 2015, as well as Danish personnel on the ground working in the intelligence unit in Bamako. The … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Honours New Zealand’s Battle of the Somme Fallen

  September 15, 2016 at 10:39 am by

The Prince of Wales attended a commemoration today at the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery in Longueval, France to mark 100 years since New Zealand forces entered into the Battle of the Somme. “The footprints we leave today mark the centre of a struggle that found twenty-five countries from five continents on opposing sides in a terrible and exhausting trial of strength. None came further to serve here than the New Zealanders who, … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Commemorate Fallen Danish Service Personnel At Annual Flag Day Ceremonies

  September 5, 2016 at 2:56 pm by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark today commemorated the nation’s fallen servicemen and women on the annual ‘Flag Day’ which is used to remember the individuals who have been killed in conflicts since 1948, as well as honour the 65,000 plus who have served abroad. First Frederik and Mary laid a wreath at Monument for Denmark’s International Effort since 1948 at the Citadel. The monument was finalised in 2011, and … Continue reading

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Prince William: “Depth of Friendship” Between UK and Germany Won’t Fade Despite Brexit

  August 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has paid a one-day visit to the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia today, where he attended a gala at Düsseldorf’s Tonhalle with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Here, William gave a speech in which he spoke of the long-standing relationship between the United Kingdom and North Rhine-Westphalia, which was established 70 years ago by the British Military Government in the aftermath of World War Two. “Since that time, we have seen this Bundesland … Continue reading

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King Abdullah & Queen Rania Attend Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

  August 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm by

Accompanied by his wife Queen Rania and as the guest of honour, King Abdullah II of Jordan attended on Sunday the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which took place at the UK’s historic Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. During the event the couple watched a number of tattoos performed by military bands from different part of the world including the Jordanian bands: the Royal Jordanian Honora Guard – Silent Drill Team, the Jordanian … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II Presents Medals of Bravery

  July 31, 2016 at 5:05 pm by

During a ceremony at the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman today, King Abdullah II of Jordan presented two Rangers of the Jordanian Armed Forces with the Medal of Bravery and Rescue of the Second Class for their efforts in helping capture a suspected terrorist. Captain Faisal Adwan and Sergeant Ahmad Adwan were joined by their families as they received their medals from the King. They were involved, and Sergeant Adwan injured, … Continue reading

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