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Who attended which World War I Commemorations in Britain and in Europe? Why did King Carl XVI Gustaf visit firefighters? Which former British monarch had a controlling friend, and more.

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The Queen and Sir Peter Cosgrove at Balmoral

Australia’s Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove was invested as the Principal Knight of the Order of Australia at Balmoral on 5 August 2014.

 

Centenary of World War I Commemorations

The Queen attended a Service of Commemoration at Cragie Church, near Balmoral.

 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a World War I 100 Years Commemoration Ceremony with French President Francois Hollande, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, King Philippe of Belgium and German President Joachim Gauck, at Le Memorial Interallie on 4 August 2014 in Liege, Belgium.

 

Listen to our podcast to find out where other members of the Royal Family attended Commemorations Services.

King Carl XVI Gustaf visits Ramna

King Carl Gustaf XVI meets volunteers at Ramna who helped fight Sweden's worst bush fire in modern times. Photo: Pontus Lundahl /TT

King Carl Gustaf XVI meets volunteers at Ramna who helped fight Sweden’s worst bush fire in modern times. Photo: Pontus Lundahl /TT

Queen Anne (1702-1714)

Queen Anne was the last reigning Stuart monarch, as she failed to produce an heir despite seventeen pregnancies. What do we know of Queen Anne? Listen to this week’s podcast to find out more.

Queen Anne and her husband, Prince George of Denmark

Queen Anne and her husband, Prince George of Denmark

Find out more about the Glorious Georges with Historic Royal Palaces which bring their stories to life.