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In this week’s show, King Abdullah of Jordan’s Clint Eastwood moment, Accession Day, a controversial new biography about Prince Charles, two royal visits to Sweden and more.

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Women’s Institute and Accession Day

The Queen also attended a meeting of the Sandringham Branch of the Women’s Institute on 22 January, with actress Penelope Keith as the guest speaker giving a Q&A about her acting career.

 

King George VI (pictured below) died in his sleep at Sandringham, and his daughter Elizabeth becomes Queen on 6 February 1952.

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Find out how Queen Elizabeth II commemorates Accession Day and how it will be celebrated in Mount Isa.

Prince Charles’ Controversy

There have been many reports regarding the contents of a new biography about the Prince of Wales.

Why has William Nye written a letter to The Times, which was published on 4 February 2015, in defence of Prince Charles?

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Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday Plans are already under way.

New official photos of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary from the Danish Royal Palace.

Australian-born Crown Princess Mary also celebrated her 43rd birthday on Thursday, 5 March. Her Royal Highness was born Mary Donaldson in Hobart, Tasmania.

Royal Visit To Finland

Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström/royalcourt.se

The King and Queen will pay a State Visit to Finland on 3–5 March. Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström/royalcourt.se

Who else has made an official visit to Finland? Find out more in our podcast …

King Abdullah II Does Clint Eastwood

King Abdullah II of Jordan quotes Clint Eastwood’s character, William Munny, from the movie, Unforgiven, in response to the so-called Islamic State this week.

Any son of a bitch takes a shot at me, I’m not only going to kill him, I’m going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down.

 

King Abdullah II of Jordan: Ready for action.

King Abdullah II of Jordan: Ready for action.

King Richard III’s Reburial

We have an update about King Richard III receiving an “effective state funeral” after 500 years in March in Leicester Cathedral.

Richard III portrait in the Society of Antiquaries. © Society of Antiquaries of London Courtesy University of Leicester

Courtesy University of Leicester