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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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Prince William Qualifies as RAF Search and Rescue Captain

  June 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm by

Clarence House spokesman today confirmed that Prince William has qualified as a search and rescue captain. According to the spokesman, the Prince passed his tests on 29 May and is “pleased to have passed the milestone”. Prince William has spoken about the day he’d become a Caption: “The training has been challenging, but I have enjoyed it immensely. I absolutely love flying, so it will be an honour to serve … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Preside Over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 3, 2012 at 7:00 am by

Valladolid – June 2nd, 2012 Their Majesties The King and Queen were accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias to the historic city of Valladolid in north-central Spain to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony. The Prince and Princess have just returned from a busy three-day official visit to Portugal. His Majesty The King was noticeably aided by the use of a crutch … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Official Visit to Canada: May 20-23

  May 25, 2012 at 10:28 am by

As part of the Diamond Jubilee Tours undertaken by members of the Royal Family to each of the Commonwealth Realms, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to Canada. Despite the relative low-key nature of the visit, the royal couple received a very warm welcome; wherever they went, thousands of well-wishers lined the streets to greet them. When the royal couple arrived to Canadian Forces Base, Prince … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Opens New Civil Guard Cavalry Complex

  May 7, 2012 at 6:19 am by

Valdemoro – May 3rd, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo was in Valdemoro on the outskirts of Madrid on May 3rd. The eldest daughter of Their Majesties presided over the official opening of the new equestrian facilities of the Civil Guard at Valdemoro. A keen horsewoman and lover of equestrian, Infanta Elena was accompanied by the director general of the Guardia Civil, the Mayor of … Continue reading

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Official Visit to Denmark from the UK, Day Three

  March 27, 2012 at 1:26 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are currently in Denmark, the last stop on their Scandinavian Diamond Jubilee tour. Yesterday, March 26th, began with a visit to Kastellet Citadel in Copenhagen, where the Prince of Wales and Crown Prince Frederik laid wreaths at the national memorial, which is located at the military base. Joined by the Duchess of Cornwall and Crown Princess Mary, they then viewed the … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Back on Official Duty

  March 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm by

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was back on official duty today, her first engagement since the February 17 skiing accident of her son, Prince Friso. The Queen was in Soesterberg, about an hour’s drive south-west of Amsterdam, to open a new barracks of the Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit of the Ministry of Defence. The barracks, named Sergeant-Major Scheickkazerne in Dutch, has been named after the first Dutch EOD specialist … Continue reading

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Royal Family Preside Over Pascua Militar Celebrations

  January 20, 2012 at 9:07 am by

January 06, 2012 – Madrid, Spain Members of the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual Pascua Militar celebrations in Madrid on January 6th, the Roman Catholic Feast of the Epiphany. The traditional ceremony started at noon and took place at the Palacio Real in Madrid. His Majesty The King, in the presence of the Queen and the Prince and Princess of Asturias, reviewed members of the armed forces and … Continue reading

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The Cambridges & Prince Harry attend The Millies

  December 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm by

Earlier this evening, London time, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Wales attended The Sun Military Awards at the Imperial War Museum. The royal trio walked the red carpet to the delight of photographers, with the Duchess braving London’s 7°C night without a coat or shawl to cover her bare shoulders. Catherine wore a black velvet strapless evening gown designed by Alexander McQueen, and debuted … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Celebrate National Day 2011

  October 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm by

On 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, Infanta Elena and the Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca. The celebrations started with a military parade in Madrid, during which His Majesty The King saluted members of the Spanish Armed Forces. By all … Continue reading

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British Royal Family – July/August Events

  September 3, 2011 at 5:45 am by

The Summer months are usually a time of rest and relaxation for the royals, but it seems the British Royal Family were as busy as ever. July 4th – Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond met with Queen Elizabeth at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland. July 4th – Princess Anne has arrived in Botswana for a two day official visit. It’s her third official visit to Botswana after 1999 … Continue reading

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Belgian National Day – 21st July 2011

  August 1, 2011 at 6:50 am by

Belgium’s National Day is set on the 21st July, as that is when Leopold I of Belgium took the oath making him the first King of the Belgians in 1831. After Belgium asserted its independence from the Netherlands on 4 October 1830, the Belgian National Congress considered several candidates and eventually asked Leopold to become King of the newly-formed country. He was elected on 4 June and accepted and became “King … Continue reading

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Duke & Duchess of Cambridge Present Operational Service Medals

  June 28, 2011 at 5:12 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge presented operational service medals to the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards in Windsor, who finished their six-month tour of Afghanistan in April 2011, on Armed Forces Day, June 25, 2011. Before the presenting of the medals, the Duke and Duchess met families of members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. The Duke of Cambridge became the first Royal Colonel of the Irish Guards in February this … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Royals Celebrate National Day

  June 24, 2011 at 3:29 am by

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg has spent the past two days celebrating their National Day, which is also known as the official birthday of the Grand Duke. On June 22nd, the Grand Duke and Duchess visited the town of Oberanven, in the municipality of Niederanven, as one of the first events to mark the occasion. They began at the Niederanven Town Hall, where the couple customarily signed the guest … Continue reading

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Armed Forces at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

  April 2, 2011 at 5:51 am by

The British Royal Court has released details about the ceremonial Military Personnel who will play a role in the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton. The wedding is to take place on April 29, 2011. From the official statement released by the British Royal Court: “The Ministry of Defence is pleased to confirm the details and range of ceremonial Military Personnel who will play a key … Continue reading

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