Princess Anne’s Canadian visit, Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s official visits to Luxembourg and Belgium, Vice Regal tweets, and more.

Vice Regal Tweets

Queensland Governor, Paul de Jersey, follows the Queen’s example and sends his first tweet. Here’s a copy of his message.

The Queensland Governor's first tweet
The Queensland Governor’s first tweet

Followed by this message …

The Governor in action, sending his first tweet
The Governor in action, sending his first tweet

The Princess Royal Visits Canada

Princess Anne (left) and her husband Sir Tim Laurence, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, his wife, Laureen, and Julian Fantino (Veteran Affairs Minister) watch the Remembrance Day ceremony, on 11 November 2014 in Ottawa, Canada.

Royal Visit to Luxembourg

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain met with the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg on Tuesday, 11 November, during a one-day official visit, including Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, the Hereditary Grand Duke, Prince Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess, Princess Stephanie.

Official Visit To Belgium …

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium meet with King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain at the Belgian Royal Palace during an official visit on 12 November 2014 in Brussels, Belgium.

Two Birthdays …

HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales (pictured at the Packington Estate in Islington) was born on 14 November 1948 at Buckingham Palace, London.

New Zealand’s Governor Sir Jerry Mataparae (being knighted by HM the Queen in 2011) was born on 14 November 1954 in Wanganui in the country’s North Island.

Two years ago, during an official visit to New Zealand, Prince Charles and Sir Jerry Mataparae, as well as 64 New Zealanders celebrated the occasion with a party at Government House in Wellington.

… and A Wedding!

Prince Arthur, around 1500.
Prince Arthur, around 1500.

Prince Arthur, the eldest son of Henry the Seventh and Elizabeth of York, married Catherine of Aragon at St Paul’s Cathedral in a lavish ceremony in London on 14 November 1501. The marriage was part of an Anglo-Spanish alliance against France.

The marriage lasted less than four months until Arthur died from an unknown illness in 1502.

Catherine of Aragon, c 1502, by Michael Sittow
Catherine of Aragon, c 1502, by Michael Sittow

Catherine later married Arthur’s brother, Henry, in 1509, when he became King of England until he divorced her in 1533 to marry Anne Boleyn.

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