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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attend Royal Maundy at Sheffield Cathedral, Prince Harry arrives in Australia, the Duchess of Cambridge’s new due date, King Richard III is finally reburied and more.

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Maundy Service Sheffield Cathedral

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attend the Maundy Service on Thursday, 2 April 2015.

 

Royal Births on 25 April

  • 1214: Saint Louis IX of France
  • 1284: Edward II of England
  • 1776: Princess Mary, daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte, and sister of George IV and William IV.
  • 1834: Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Alice
  • 1897: Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood, daughter of George V and Queen Mary, and sister of Edward VIII and George VI.

Britain’s only republican head state, Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell, was born 25 April 1599.

Will the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby share the same birthday?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent Anzac Day in Canberra last year, including a surprise attendance at a Dawn Service, a national ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, and the Duchess laying a posy at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also placed a poppy on The Roll of Honour for Anzac Day.

Anzac Day Centenary Celebrations at Gallipoli

Prince Charles and Prince Harry will be travelling to Turkey for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli.

 

Prince Harry

Australian War Memorial in Canberra Capital photographer at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Australian War Memorial in Canberra
Capital photographer at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Prince Harry will arrive in Canberra on Monday, 6 April, to visit the Australian War Memorial, to meet Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, prior to his secondment with the Australian Army. He will also lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. By Bidgee (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. By Bidgee (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

King Richard III’s Reburial and Tomb

The remains of the last Plantagenet king, Richard III, was finally reinterred in Leicester Cathedral on Thursday, 26 March 2015.

King Richard III’s tomb finally revealed.

Visit Leicester Cathedral to see King Richard III’s Tomb.