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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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Harry Remembers Fallen Gurkha Soldiers on Day Four in Nepal

  March 22, 2016 at 5:03 pm by

On his fourth day in Nepal, Prince Harry honoured fallen Gurkha soldiers during a remembrance ceremony at the British Gurkha Camp in Pokhara. Wearing the number 1 dress of the Blues and Royals, the Prince laid a wreath of poppies during the ceremony which contained a note reading “With the deepest admiration, respect and gratitude. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Hardik Sradhanjali.” Harry served alongside Gurkha soldiers during his tour … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Highlights Importance of Tourism For Nepal

  March 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm by

Continuing his visit to Nepal, Prince Harry today highlighted the important role tourism plays in helping Nepal recover from last year’s disastrous earthquake. Beginning at the Bardia National Park, the Prince went on a boat ride down the Khauraha River which offers a great opportunity for tourists to spot local wildlife. Harry was also shown the tiger cameras the park rangers use to monitor the 50 tigers which live in the Park. … Continue reading

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Prince Harry: Being Pulled From Afghanistan Left Me Broken

  March 18, 2016 at 5:51 am by

In an interview with Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts, Prince Harry revealed how being pulled from his first tour of duty in Afghanistan left him feeling broken. “I felt as though I was really achieving something…I’d done everything I could to get out there. Literally, being plucked out of my team. And there was an element of me thinking, ‘I’m an officer, I’m leaving my soldiers. And it’s not my own decision’,” … Continue reading

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Prince William Presents Shamrocks to Irish Guards (As Kate Stays Home With the Kids)

  March 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm by

As Colonel of the Irish Guards, the Duke of Cambridge today presented the regiment with sprigs of shamrock to mark St Patrick’s Day, the day of the Guards’ traditional regimental celebration. Over 600 Irish Guards were present at the event held at the Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow. He distributed the shamrocks to warrant officers, and pinned a sprig to the Guards’ mascot, Domhnall the wolfhound. After posing for a group photograph … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Presents The Military Order Of William

  March 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

Today, Tuesday March 15, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Maxima, handed out the Military Order of William to the special forces Commando Corps (KCT) in a ceremony held in the courtyard of the Parliament Building in The Hague. The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert were present. Op het #Binnenhof krijgt het Korps Commandotroepen de Militaire Willems-Orde uitgereikt https://t.co/93WHkK3kBI pic.twitter.com/PL7nkENa4W … Continue reading

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“World’s Most Experienced Plaque Unveiler” Opens New Military Barracks

  March 11, 2016 at 4:47 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh described himself as the “world’s most experienced plaque unveiler” today as he officially opened The Prince Philip Barracks at the MoD Lyneham in Wiltshire. “I hope you realise what you’re about to see now is the world’s most experienced plaque unveiler in action,” the Prince – who routinely cracks a joke while on engagements – said to the crowd as he pulled back the curtain revealing the … Continue reading

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Arab Royals Attend the Conclusion of Raad Al-Shamal

  March 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm by

Many royals and leaders from the Arab and Islamic countries gathered Friday in Saudi Arabia along with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and participated in the closing ceremony of the military exercise “Raad Al-Shamal” (North Thunder). The ceremony which was organized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took place at the King Khalid Military City in Hafr Al-Batin area. … Continue reading

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Mathilde Looks Lovely in Pink During Hospital Visit

  March 2, 2016 at 4:29 am by

Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the Queen Astrid Military Hospital of Neder-over-Heembeek near Brussels. The Queen looked lovely in a pale pink outfit, probably by her favourite designer Natan. The 7th Queen of the Belgians got a tour of the hopital, mainly focussing on a center of burn wounds and a center for phychological care. The latter must have been interesting for the Queen, who studied psychology at the Catholic … Continue reading

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William and Kate Join In Farewell to RAF Search and Rescue Division

  February 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to their former home of Anglesey in Wales today, to attend a ceremony marking the end of the RAF Search and Rescue Force operations. They joined former servicemen and women who served in Search and Rescue for a formal disbandment ceremony before heading on to a reception where William – who was a member of the Search and Research Force for three years … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Cheers On Britain’s Next Invictus Champions

  January 29, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

At the University of Bath Sports Training Village today, Prince Harry cheered on from the sidelines as wounded veterans battled it out for places on Britain’s team for the Invictus Games that will take place in May in Orlando. Embed from Getty Images The royal – who put together the first edition of the sporting event for injured servicemen, women and veterans in 2014 – spent much time chatting and laughing … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Attend Pascua Militar

  January 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today presided over the annual Pascua Militar parade in the Armoury Square of the Royal Palace of Madrid. Dressed in the Captain General uniform of the Spanish Military, Felipe VI reviewed the formation of the Royal Guard and took a 21-gun salute, with his wife – who wore a black dress with a lace overlay and a white jacket – by his side. It … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Passes Air Cadets Role To Duchess of Cambridge

  December 16, 2015 at 5:51 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh today handed over one of his longest-held roles, that of Air Commodore-in-Chief of the RAF Air Training Cadets, to the Duchess of Cambridge. During an audience at Buckingham Palace, the Duchess accepted her first military-linked role, which according to Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty will allow her to see the “amazing work” performed by volunteers in delivering “a truly world-class cadet experience to many thousands of young … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to Australia, Days Two and Three

  November 12, 2015 at 7:17 am by

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall spent the second day of their visit to Australia in Canberra, the country’s capital, yesterday where they marked Remembrance Day at the Australian War Memorial. The couple did not let the rain bother them as they attended the official remembrance service, laid a wreath on the Stone of Remembrance and placed poppies in the Wall of Remembrance. View image | gettyimages.com Afterwards, Prince … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined By Family At The Festival of Remembrance

  November 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family tonight attended the Festival of Remembrance hosted by the British Royal Legion at Royal Albert Hall, ahead of tomorrow’s Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to New Zealand, Days Three and Four

  November 7, 2015 at 7:03 am by

On their third day in New Zealand, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were originally scheduled to have a private day, but ended up attending the parade held in Wellington in honour of the victorious All Blacks. Charles and Camilla meet with the World Cup winning rugby team before they departed the Parliament building in New Zealand’s capital for the parade, and the Prince received rapturous cheers and laughter when he addressed the … Continue reading

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Military Men Philip and Harry Visit Field of Remembrance

  November 5, 2015 at 6:08 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh and his grandson Prince Harry have paid a joint visit to the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, placing poppy crosses amongst the field during its official opening. View image | gettyimages.com The two royal men placed their crosses in front of the Graves of the Unknown British Soldiers before saluting, while the Dean of Westminster offered a prayer for the memories of the fallen: “For the … Continue reading

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