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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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Charles and Camilla: Visit to Portugal

  April 1, 2011 at 6:34 am by

On the 14th March, it was announced that the royal couple would visit Portugal, Spain and Morrocco from the 28th March until the 6th April. Portugal was first on the list, and the couple were greeted by the Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and his wife Maria Cavaco Silva today. It was a rainy start to the trip but hopefully the beautiful Portuguese weather will start to shine through soon. … Continue reading

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Queen Visits Troops in Afghanistan

  March 25, 2011 at 4:13 am by

Queen Margrethe II has visited Danish troops stationed in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. The visit took place yesterday, March 24th; and the Queen was accompanied by the Danish Defence Minister, Gitte Lillelund Bech. The Queen visited two bases of the troops, Camp Price and Camp Bastion, where she was given a tour of both and given time to meet and speak with those stationed there (a total of approximately … Continue reading

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British Royal January and February Events

  February 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm by

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh Current Events; January 9th; The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene church on the royal estate at Sandringham in Norfolk. January 16th; Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended a church service at Hillington Parish Church, Norfolk, Britain. January 20th; Queen Elizabeth has made her annual visit to The Sandringham Women’s Institute, at West Newton … Continue reading

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Qatar Celebrated National Day with a Parade

  December 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm by

HH the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, attended the national parade on Saturday morning which marked the occasion of the country’s national day, December 18. The parade was held on the Doha Corniche, where military and historic displays were showcased for about an hour. At the end of the parade, the Emir drove by the cheering crowd waving. Attending alongside the Emir was HH Sheikh Tamim … Continue reading

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The Norwegian Royal Family’s Current Events

  December 15, 2010 at 5:44 am by

What has the Norwegian Royal Family been up to since the Nobel Peace Prize? Here’s a little summary. King Harald and Queen Sonja On the evening of December 10th the Royal couple attended the Nobel Banquet at the Grand Hotel in Oslo which is hosted in honour of the laureate. The Nobel Peace Prize was hosted earlier the day. The next day King Harald attended the annual Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Honours Brave British Soldiers

  December 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm by

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth takes part in many investitures every year, but this one was extra special. Corporal Ricky Furgusson was honoured with the Military Cross, for showing extreme bravery after he went to the aid of wounded comrades four times. Corporal Furgusson, 25, lost both legs, an eye, and fingers on both hands in a blast in Afghanistan in January. The soldier, from Telford, Shropshire, spent five weeks in … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mathilde attended the “Day of the defence”

  December 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm by

On Saturday morning December 04, Princess Mathilde was present in Peutie at the National Family Info (NIFD) who is organized by the Department of Defense. Defence Minister Pieter De Crem and Chief of Staff General Charles-Henri Delcour welcomed the Princess on the basis of Peutie in Vilvoorde. Princess Mathilde talked a few hours to the families of a thousand Belgian soldiers currently on mission in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Congo. Around … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip visit to Abu Dhabi

  November 25, 2010 at 6:24 pm by

Day One = 24th November Accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, The Queen and Prince Phillip have made a flying two day visit to Abu Dhabi. Their first engagement after landing was to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Day Two = 25th November The Queen met HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. Then went on a visit to see the unveiling design for Sheikh Zayed National … Continue reading

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What have the Danish Royals been up to lately? Week #46, 2010.

  November 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm by

Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik. Tuesday, 16. November: Prince Henrik and Crown Prince Frederik took part in royal hunt in Grib Forest near Fredensborg Palace. At the game parade in the evening in front of Fredensborg Palace, Queen Margrethe, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Christian looked on, before all the adults gathered for a dinner hosted by Queen Margrethe. Hunting is not an issue in Denmark. Wednesday, 17. November: Together … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Gloucester visits Bermuda

  November 16, 2010 at 6:41 am by

On November 11, the Duchess of Gloucester, who is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Bermuda Regiment, arrived in Bermuda for an official visit where she presented the Bermuda Regiment with new Colours at the National Sports Center on November 13 (for a detailed explaination about the presentation of colours ceremony, please visit here). It has been her second visit to Bermuda, and the first time she presented the colours to the … Continue reading

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The Crown Princess Couple visit Norrbotten

  November 10, 2010 at 1:17 am by

On Wednesday 3 November, the Crown Princess Couple began their first joint visit to Norrbotten by travelling to Kaunisvaara People’s House in Pajala. There, they learnt about the planned mining facility in Pajala. They then visited Sahavaara Mine, the future site of the mining facility. In the evening, they dined at the Samernas restaurant at Viddernas Hus in Jokkmokk. Day two began with a visit to Áttje, the Swedish Mountain … Continue reading

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What have the Danish royals been up to lately?

  November 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm by

Just a little personal note to start with: This is my first attempt at writing a blog, so please bear with me. I intend this to be a brief weekly summary of the latest events involving the Danish royals. For more details you will have to go to the appropriate topics. this is merely a sample, a bite if you will. If it works, I’ll continue. If it doesn’t, well, … Continue reading

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Prince William Honors Submariners in Scotland

  October 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm by

Prince William was at Scotland’s Royal Navy headquarters at Faslane on the Clyde on Thursday, to award submariners who had done 20 or more patrols at sea. A total of 22 navymen received gold pins from the Prince, who looked dashing dressed in a navy uniform. It was the first time such an award was given out. Chief Petty Officer Stephen Irvine, one of the officers presented with the gold … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Hussein’s First Official Duty

  June 12, 2010 at 2:42 am by

Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein represented his father, Abdullah II, in the Army Day and the Great Arab Revolt Anniversary celebrations. This ceremony, which took place at the Martyr’s Monument in Amman last Tuesday, was attended by the kingdom’s top government and military officials, including royal family members. The young Crown Prince’s first official appearance without his parents started with the national anthem and 21-gun salute from the armed forces. After … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Earns His Wings, Set to Train on Apache Helicopters

  May 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm by

Britain’s Prince Harry earned his wings Friday to mark his graduation from the army’s pilot course. He was presented with his wings by his father Prince Charles as friends, family and girlfriend Chelsy Davy looked on. During the ceremony at the AAC’s Army Aviation Centre at Middle Wallop, Hampshire, Harry switched his hats from a red and black to a pale blue cap. That meant the Prince has moved from … Continue reading

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