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Invictus Games Come To A Close

  September 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm by

The Invictus Games came to a close tonight, with a closing ceremony attended by over 25,000 held at Queen Elizabeth Park. Featuring performances by James Blunt, the Foo Fighters, Ellie Goulding and the Kaiser Chiefs, as well as the Military Wives Choir. During the concert, all 400 competitors from the 14 competing nations were presented with medals commemorating their participation in the Games. Prince Harry was given a rapturous cheer … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Invictus Games Opening Ceremony in London

  September 11, 2014 at 7:19 am by

Prince Harry was joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik last night for the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The 6,500 spectators gathered on the South Lawn for the event were treated to a spectacle of music and military displays by the Red Arrows, Apache and Merlin helicopters … Continue reading

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Invictus Games Almost Set To Go In London

  September 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm by

With all the hard work of planning about to come to fruition, Prince Harry today formally welcomed the thirteen nations that will be competing in the Invictus Games alongside Great Britain. First attending the welcome reception at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, the Prince was joined by the captains of each team – the UK, the US, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Afghanistan, Georgia, New Zealand and Germany – for … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Marks Veteran’s Day

  June 29, 2014 at 1:35 am by

Yesterday the Netherlands celebrated the tenth Veteran’s Day in The Hague, in a ceremony attended by King Willem-Alexander and Prime Minister Mark Rutte. A parade of military veterans who have served since World War Two took place, beginning and ending at the Malieveld. Veteran’s Day celebrates the over 100,000 Dutch military men and women who have fought to achieve peace, and was begun by the Dutch government in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Attends WWI Volunteers Tribute

  June 29, 2014 at 1:13 am by

Queen Elizabeth was yesterday joined by several members of her family for a Drumhead Service of Remembrance at the Royal Chelsea Hospital. The service was held to commemorate the British volunteer soldiers who fought in World War One, and was particularly poignant in that it was held on the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the death which is widely named as the starting point of the war. … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos I Presides Over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 9, 2014 at 2:01 am by

The King and Queen of Spain were accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony in Madrid on June 8th. This very solemn military ceremony is a tribute to all fallen soldiers on Armed Forces Day and this year took place on the Plaza de la Lealtad in Madrid. The Plaza de la Lealtad also houses the Spanish War Memorial … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Begins South Pole Trek

  November 22, 2013 at 10:55 pm by

On November 22, Prince Harry began his trek to the South Pole with Walking with the Wounded, of which he is patron. Harry and his team were due to fly to Antarctica on November 20, but due to poor weather, they had to stay behind in South Africa until it was safe enough to fly. Joining the Prince is a group of 12 celebrities and injured servicemen, amongst them are … Continue reading

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Prince William Leaves The Air Force

  September 12, 2013 at 2:33 pm by

It has been announced by Kensington Palace that the Duke of Cambridge has completed his duties as a search and rescue helicopter pilot with the RAF after seven and a half years. The Prince is considering public work and his decision will be made within the next 12 months. The Duke of Cambridge is now looking to expand his charity work also in the conservation and endangered species. Read the … Continue reading

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Prince Joachim & Princess Marie Mark Flag Day

  September 6, 2013 at 1:27 am by

Denmark’s fifth annual Flag Day commemorating the soldiers who have fought and fallen in conflicts abroad since World War II was held yesterday in the presence of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. The couple attended several ceremonies held to mark the day, beginning with a wreath-laying at the Citadel in Copenhagen. Joachim and Marie laid a wreath bearing red and white ribbons emblazoned with their monograms at the base of … Continue reading

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Prince Joachim Attends Rededication of Danish Military Cemetery

  June 16, 2013 at 6:59 am by

Prince Joachim travelled down to northern France on Friday June 14th, to attend a ceremony rededicating the Danish Military Cemetery in the town of Braine. The Prince held a speech at the gates of the cemetery, before unveiling a new bronze plaque on the wall rededicating the cemetery to the Danish soldiers who lie there. He then laid a wreath at the cemetery’s remembrance monument, before being given a tour … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Preside over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 2, 2013 at 11:44 pm by

Madrid – June 1st, 2013 Their Majesties The King and Queen were accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony in Madrid on Saturday June 1st. This very solemn ceremony is a tribute to all fallen soldiers on Armed Forces Day and this year took place on the Plaza de la Lealtad in Madrid. The Plaza de la Lealtad also … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Visits Woolwich

  June 1, 2013 at 9:57 am by

London – May 31st, 2013 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery at Woolwich Barracks in London on Friday May 31st. The 87 year old British monarch was dressed in mint green and was presented with a posy upon her arrival at the barracks. Her Majesty later reviewed a Gun Team display at the riding school within Woolwich Barracks. The Queen also … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Attend Pledge of Allegiance to Royal Guard Ceremony

  May 14, 2013 at 10:26 am by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias, accompanied by Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, presided over the Pledge of Allegiance to the Royal Guard Ceremony at the El Pardo Palace on May 10th. Also present during this very solemn ceremony were the Spanish Minister of Defence and the only daughter of Infanta Pilar, Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo. The Prince of Asturias, who was dressed in full military uniform and wore the beret … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Ruler & Sheikhs Open IDEX 2013

  February 21, 2013 at 11:02 am by

On February 17, 2013 His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, opened the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX and the naval show, NAVDEX in Abu Dhabi. The opening started with playing of the UAE National … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Preside Over Pascua Militar Celebrations

  January 8, 2013 at 1:12 pm by

Madrid – January 6th, 2013 Members of the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual Pascua Militar Celebrations in Madrid on January 6th, 2013 – the Roman Catholic Feast of the Epiphany. The traditional ceremony started at noon and took place at The Palacio Real in Madrid. In attendance this year were the King, Queen and the Prince and Princess of Asturias. His Majesty the King, despite still being on … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Celebrate National Day 2012

  October 15, 2012 at 9:32 am by

On Friday October 12th, the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual National Day celebrations in Madrid. Members of the Royal Family present this year were the King and Queen, the Prince and Princess of Asturias and Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo. Notably absent this year was the presence of Infanta Cristina and her husband the Duke Consort of Palma de Mallorca. Also notable this year was the fact that … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Honour Regimiento de Caballería Acorazado “Alcántara”

  October 2, 2012 at 6:10 am by

October 1st, 2012 – Madrid The Spanish Royal Family presided over a solemn military ceremony in the courtyard of the Palacio Real in Madrid for the imposition of the Distinguished Cross San Fernando to the Alcantara Regimental Cavalry Banner. Present today were The King, Queen, Prince and Princess of Asturias, Infantas Elena and Pilar, Infanta Margarita and her husband the Duke of Soria, Infante Carlos and his wife Princess Anne. … Continue reading

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Day in History: Battle of Stamford Bridge

  September 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm by

1066 is nowadays remembered as the year of the Norman Invasion of England, but it could have as easily been the Norwegian invasion. The death of the childless Edward the Confessor triggered a succession crisis as there was no clear-cut heir to the Throne. At some point, it was believed he would be succeeded by Edmund Ironside’s son, Edward Aetheling. And indeed, the King ensured the young heir returned to … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Re-deployed to Afghanistan

  September 7, 2012 at 1:31 pm by

Prince Harry has arrived in Afghanistan for his four-month tour of duty as an Apache attack helicopter pilot, the Ministry of Defence has announced. Captain Wales, as the Prince is known in the military, arrived on Thursday night at the main British base, Camp Bastion in Helmand, where he will be based with the 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps. Looking relaxed if somewhat tired, Harry gave a thumbs-up … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Awarded Highest Military Ranks

  June 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm by

The Princes of Wales has been awarded the highest rank in all three military services by the Queen. The Prince becomes a Field Marshal, Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the Royal Air Force. The Queen has appointed Prince Charles honorary five-star rank in all three services to acknowledge his support in her role as Commander-in-Chief. Only one other member of the Royal Family holds similar distinction – the … Continue reading

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