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Crown Prince Frederik Goes Aboard the USS Harry Truman

  June 27, 2016 at 11:16 am by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik has paid a visit to the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier that is currently stationed in the Mediterranean. He, along with the delegation led by the US’s Ambassador to Denmark, Rufus Gifford, was given a tour of the carrier to learn about their operations and their current mission (which recently included carrying out airstrikes on ISIS targets) and got to meet several of the 6,000 crew … Continue reading

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King Felipe Marks 50 Years of Helicopter Units in Spanish Military

  June 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

The King of Spain has helped mark the 50th anniversary of helicopter units in the country’s armed forces in a ceremony at the Coronel Maté Base in Madrid. Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (Airmobile Armed Forces – FAMET) was established on July 10, 1965 and has evolved since. After inspecting a guard of honour, King Felipe presented the Coronel Maté award to the Brotherhood of FAMET Veterans. He also viewed an … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Hands Over New National Flag

  June 13, 2016 at 8:47 am by

Queen Letizia of Spain delivered the new National Flag to Speciality of Engineers Regiment Number 11 this morning in Salamanca, Spain. Embed from Getty Images The ceremony started with the National Anthem, Queen Letizia then reviews the the line of honors and then the old farewell flag ceremony took place. Queen Letizia then gave the new flag to Colonel chief of the Regiment. Queen Letizia gave a speech where she … Continue reading

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New Bust of Queen Elizabeth Unveiled in London

  June 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm by

A new bronze bust of Queen Elizabeth II has been unveiled by its inspiration today at the Honourable Artillery Company’s headquarters in London. The bust, created by Antony Dufort and showing the Queen in full gala evening wear, was commissioned to mark the Queen becoming the longest serving Captain-General of the Company, a position she has held since she came to the throne in 1952. She is also its first female … Continue reading

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Fulfilling His Promise: Harry Delivers US Soldier’s Invictus Medal To Hospital That Saved Her Life

  June 1, 2016 at 9:29 am by

Prince Harry delivered on a promise he made to US Sergeant Elizabeth Marks last month at the Invictus Games today, by delivering one of her Games gold medals to the staff of Papworth Hospital. The hospital saved her life back in 2014 just before the first Invictus Games. On the plane ride over to London, Marks fell seriously ill and was rushed to Papworth upon landing where she was put … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Celebrate Armed Forces Day

  May 28, 2016 at 12:38 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today marked Armed Forces Day in Madrid with the traditional military parade by the Joint Battalion at the Plaza de la Lealtad before a reception at the Royal Palace. After being greeted by the Defence Minister, Pedro Morenes, King Felipe VI laid a wreath in honour of the servicemen and women killed in service to their country. The official party then watched the parade, … Continue reading

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Elizabeth II Attends Royal Artillery’s Tercentenary

  May 26, 2016 at 10:02 am by

As the Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Queen Elizabeth today was present at a review in Wiltshire to mark the 300th anniversary of the regiment’s formation. She arrived in the State Review Range Rover wearing a pale pink tweed coat and frock from Karl Ludwig, before inspecting an armoured parade and watching a live fire display. The Queen also gave a speech at the event in which she praised … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Diana Channels Jackie Kennedy

  May 20, 2016 at 10:00 am by

May 20, 1995: Princess Diana presents new colours to her regiment, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, during a visit to the Howe Barracks in Kent. The Princess – who was the regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief from September 1992 to 1996 – wore a baby pink skirt suit from Versace with a matching Philip Sommerville pillbox hat with a double bow at the back. The look was reminiscent of the outfit US First … Continue reading

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Farewell Orlando, See You All in Toronto! Prince Harry Closes Invictus Games

  May 13, 2016 at 7:19 am by

The 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando came to a conclusion last night, with a celebratory closing ceremony that praised the efforts of the wounded servicemen and women who competed over the past several days. Prince Harry began the ceremony presenting Invictus Foundation Medallions to all 485 athletes, before a music performance by Flo Rida, Rachel Platten, Rascal Flatts and a military band. The Prince then returned to the stage to deliver the closing speech, … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Visits Dutch Troops in Jordan

  May 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

Today, Thursday May 12, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander paid an unannounced visit to the Dutch troops in Jordan. The brief visit in Jordan began with a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. Afterwards the King visited the operations area accompanied by the General Tom Middendorp, Commander of the Armed Forces. About 200 Dutch soldiers are active in the Air Force Middle East operations as part of the fight against ISIS … Continue reading

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‘Special Guests’ Join Prince Harry At Invictus Games

  May 12, 2016 at 3:58 am by

Prince Harry was joined by a number of special guests at the Invictus Games yesterday, as US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill at the finals of the wheelchair rugby. The trio watched as the USA defeated Denmark in the gold medal match (earlier, Britain defeated Australia in the bronze game). They then presented the teams with their medals, Harry kissing the head of one of the American … Continue reading

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Harry Cheers On Champions, Presents Medal at Invictus Games

  May 10, 2016 at 8:43 am by

After the inspiring opening ceremony on Sunday night, Prince Harry was up bright and early yesterday to attend the first official events day of the Invictus Games. The Prince spent time at the powerlifting, the cycling and the indoor rowing throughout the day, and presented medals in at the powerlifting and cycling. Britain won its first gold medal of the Games in the men’s lightweight powerlifting. They also won gold in the … Continue reading

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We are Invictus: Prince Harry Joins Michelle Obama and Hundreds of Military Personnel At Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

  May 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm by

Prince Harry has given a speech receiving rapturous applause at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando this evening. The Prince spoke about how his ten years in the British Army taught him about the “importance of teamwork and camaraderie”, and showed him the sacrifices made by those in the military and their families. But it was a plane ride home alongside “the body of a Danish … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Mingles With Invictus Games Athletes Ahead of Tomorrow’s Opening

  May 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm by

Prince Harry has spent time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex today, mingling with athletes and watching preliminary events for the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando. He spent time at the swimming heats in the morning, where he spoke with British and Dutch competitors. He also delivered the first gold medal of the Games – to France – for the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge. Later in the day, … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Launches 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto

  May 3, 2016 at 8:27 am by

Prince Harry has made the journey to North America for this year’s Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida but first he paid a visit to Canada to launch the 2017 edition of the Games which will take place in Toronto. The Prince had an audience with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday to discuss plans for the Games, with the Prime Minister telling the press group that the Games are “an … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Visits Danish and Australian Troops in Iraq

  April 28, 2016 at 8:38 am by

The Danish Royal Court has confirmed that Crown Prince Frederik paid a visit to the Danish troops stationed at the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq yesterday, April 27. Frederik had breakfast with the troops at Camp Havoc before he was briefed about their current mission, which is to train Iraqi soldiers to assist in the fight against ISIS, and developments which have been made. He later went out to the … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget: Prince Harry Marks Anzac Day in London

  April 25, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Prince Harry, who last year attended the centenary services in Gallipoli with his father, today was present at three events to mark Anzac Day, which commemorates fallen Australian and New Zealander soldiers. He first attended a traditional dawn service at the Royal Artillery Memorial on Hyde Park Corner where he laid a wreath of red poppies. The High Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand were also present. Afterwards he moved on to … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Announces UK’s Invictus Team Outside Buckingham Palace

  April 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm by

What better place to announce the team to represent the United Kingdom at next month’s Invictus Games than in front of Buckingham Palace? This was clearly the thought process as Prince Harry today revealed the athletes who will be competing under the Union Jack, saying that he was really looking forward to the event that will take place between May 8-12 in Florida. Almost all the 110 athletes – who … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Dons Intriguing Blue Hat For Defence Inauguration

  April 5, 2016 at 4:16 pm by

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe today inaugurated the Defence Force’s new department, the Intelligence sector. During the ceremony at the Army Intelligence Centre in Varde, the Queen delivered a speech and presented the official flag to the department’s chief before inspecting a military guard. The Queen also met soldiers who showed her the equipment they use in their operational tasks. Hærens Efterretningscenter fik indviet ny fane af Dronning Margrethe på #varde torv #dkmedier #forsvaret … Continue reading

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A Royal Visit for the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards at their Scottish Base

  March 24, 2016 at 5:36 pm by

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards had a visit from their Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, the Duke of Kent, today at their base in Scotland. The Duke was given a tour of Leuchars Station, located in Fife, that has been the home base of the regiment since the middle of 2015. The regiment is the only cavalry regiment of Scotland and is the United Kingdom’s lead light cavalry battlegroup. Prince Edward then opened the new mess … Continue reading

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