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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 In his speech, the Prince described the guilt he felt at being withdrawn from the front line in Afghanistan in February 2008 after his presence was revealed by an … Continue reading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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The Duke of York Marks Anzac Day in London Ceremonies

  April 25, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

The sacrifice of fallen Australian and New Zealander soldiers was commemorated in London by the Duke of York on Tuesday April 25, Anzac Day. Prince Andrew attended a dawn service at the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, alongside the High Commissioners of both countries – Alexander Downer and Sir Jerry Mateparae. All three men laid wreaths at the base of the memorial during the service. Later in the morning, the Duke attended … Continue reading

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A Busy Day in Denmark For Princess Mary

  April 20, 2017 at 6:10 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark had a busy day of engagements on Thursday, as she spent time at the Danish Home Guard’s command centre in Vordingborg before visiting a hospice in Lolland. Mary was given a tour of the command centre, which includes a radar station that was used by NATO during the Cold War. She also inspected the archives of the Home Guard, kept in an underground bunker, and met … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar Takes Part in Religious Procession on Good Friday

  April 15, 2017 at 7:55 am by

Spain’s Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, assisted in the procession of the Jesus Christ of the Alabarderos yesterday, Good Friday. The traditional procession is organised by the Royal Congregation of the Holy Christ of the Faith, Christ of the Alabarderos and Mary Immaculate, Queen of the Angels, whose home is the only military cathedral in Madrid. The statue of Jesus Christ of the Alabarderos is carried through the streets of Madrid … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Attends British Invictus Games Trials for Toronto 2017

  April 7, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

At the University of Bath on Friday, Prince Harry attended the British trials for the 2017 Invictus Games that will be held in Toronto. He watched the trials for the men’s and women’s 200m, the men’s shotput and discus, and the rowing. Harry also caught up with some athletes he had met at previous Invictus Games, including archer Jon Flint and his support dog Jester; and ‘boxed’ with two-year-old Harry … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Begins ‘Brexit’ Tour of Europe in Romania

  March 29, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

The Prince of Wales has embarked on a week-long tour of Europe, starting on Wednesday March 29 in Romania. His first engagement after landing in Bucharest was at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where he laid a wreath in memory of soldiers who lost their lives fighting for Romania. The Prince also spoke with British military personnel who are currently stationed at the NATO Headquarters in Bucharest. It was … Continue reading

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William and Kate Present Shamrocks To The Irish Guards

  March 17, 2017 at 8:27 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have this morning presented the traditional shamrocks to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in a ceremony at their barracks in Hounslow to mark St Patrick’s Day. Among those receiving shamrock sprigs from William, who is the Colonel of the Regiment, and Catherine was the Regiment’s mascot, an Irish wolfhound named Domhnall. Following the presentation, the couple posed for the Sergeants’ and Officers’ Mess photos, before attending a reception … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Happy St Patrick’s Day From Elizabeth & Jean!

  March 17, 2017 at 4:00 am by

March 17, 1997: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was joined by Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Jean for the presentation of shamrocks to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in the traditional St Patrick’s Day ceremony at the Elizabeth Barracks in Surrey. The Grand Duke, who abdicated in 2000, served as a volunteer in the Irish Guards during the Second World War, before undertaking military training at Sandhurst and eventually rising the ranks to … Continue reading

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