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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 89th birthday. Prince Philip receives his knighthood, ANZAC Day Centenary commemorations, Queen Margrethe II’s 75th birthday celebrations continue and Prince Harry’s first two weeks with the Australian Army.

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Knight of the Order of Australia (AK)

Australian High Commissioner Alexander Downer was present when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth presented Prince Philip with the Knight of the Order of Australia insignia.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Australian High Commissioner, Alexander Downer.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Australian High Commissioner, Alexander Downer.

Anzac Day & Gallipoli Commemorations (25 April 2015)

The Prince of Wales and Prince Henry will attended a Dawn Service at ANZAC Cove to mark the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings.

The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence will attend the Dawn Service at Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner.

The Duke of Kent, President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will attend a Dawn service, before attending the ANZAC Day Service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron of the Gallipoli Association, will attend a service of remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph at Whitehall. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will later attend a service of commoration at Westminster Abbey.

The Prince of Wales and Prince Henry of Wales will attended the Australian Service of Thanksgiving at Lone Pine, and the New Zealand Service of Thanksgiving at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli.

Dinner at Fredensborg Palace

75th Birthday celebrations for Queen Margrethe II ended in spectacular style with a gala dinner at Fredensborg Palace on Thursday,16 April 2015.

Logo uden billede A6 jpg-format The jubilee logo was developed by graphic artist Poul Bjørn in cooperation with Wonderful Copenhagen.

Find out more about Queen Margrethe’s Guests and the menu.

See photos of guests arriving.

Prince Harry Continues Training With The Australian Army

Captain Wales, as Prince Harry is known as in the army, reported for duty in Canberra two weeks ago on Easter Monday (6 April 2015), after greeting well-wishers outside the Australian War Memorial.

Prince Harry reported for duty to the Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin marking the start of his military attachment with the Australian Army. © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

Captain Wales greets the Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin after reporting for duty at Duntroon House, Royal Military College Duntroon in Canberra. © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

Our Warrior Prince also joined a patrol during his time in Darwin.

Captain Wales patrols during Exercise Thunder Observer, a Joint Fire Team exercise with the 8th/12th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, at Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Northern Territory. *** Local Caption *** His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales – or Captain Harry Wales – as he is known in the British Army is undertaking a short duration attachment with the Australian Army. Captain Wales patrolled during Exercise Thunder Observer, a Joint Fire Team Exercise with the 8th/12th Medium Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery. The 1st Brigade is one of the Australian Army’s three multi-role combat brigades and consists of more than 3,400 civilian and military personnel. Based at Robertson Barracks, Palmerston and located around 20kms south of Darwin in the Northern Territory; the 1st Brigade is home to armoured, cavalry, aviation, artillery, infantry, engineer and combat services support battalions. During his attachment with the Australian Army, Captain Wales will be working and living alongside Army members in various units and regiments. He is expected to spend time at Army Barracks in Darwin, Perth and Sydney. © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

Captain Wales patrols during Exercise Thunder Observer, a Joint Fire Team exercise with the 8th/12th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, at Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Northern Territory. © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

The Prince also spent some time in a flight simulator before joining the 1st Aviation Regiment on an ARH Tiger reconnaissance flight.

Captain Wales and Australian Army qualified flying instructor Captain Matthew Stubbs inspect an Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger from 1st Aviation Regiment at Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Northern Territory. *** Local Caption *** His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales – or Captain Harry Wales – as he is known in the British Army is undertaking a short duration attachment with the Australian Army. Captain Wales received flight simulation training, before heading out with members of the 1st Aviation Regiment on an Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger flight over the region. The 1st Brigade is one of the Australian Army’s three multi-role combat brigades and consists of more than 3,400 civilian and military personnel. Based at Robertson Barracks, Palmerston and located around 20kms south of Darwin in the Northern Territory; the 1st Brigade is home to armoured, cavalry, aviation, artillery, infantry, engineer and combat services support battalions. During his attachment with the Australian Army, Captain Wales will be working and living alongside Army members in various units and regiments. He is expected to spend time at Army Barracks in Darwin, Perth and Sydney. © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

Captain Wales and Australian Army qualified flying instructor Captain Matthew Stubbs inspect an Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger from 1st Aviation Regiment at Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Northern Territory. © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

Prince Harry also participated in a game of Wheelchair AFL after meeting with some of the Army’s wounded, injured and ill members.

His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales – or Captain Harry Wales – as he is known in the British Army is undertaking a short duration attachment with the Australian Army. During his time with the 1st Brigade, Captain Wales joined both the wounded injured and ill Army members of the Soldier Recovery Centre; as well as other members of the 1st Brigade, for a game of wheelchair AFL (Australian Football League) The 1st Brigade is one of the Australian Army’s three multi-role combat brigades and consists of more than 3,400 civilian and military personnel. Based at Robertson Barracks, Palmerston and located around 20kms south of Darwin in the Northern Territory; the 1st Brigade is home to armoured, cavalry, aviation, artillery, infantry, engineer and combat services support battalions. During his attachment with the Australian Army, Captain Wales will be working and living alongside Army members in various units and regiments. He is expected to spend time at Army Barracks in Darwin, Perth and Sydney. © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

Captain Wales dodges a tackle from Regimental Sergeant Major of the 1st Brigade, Warrant Officer Class One David Allen during a game of wheelchair AFL at the Soldier Recover Centre, Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Northern Territory. © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

More photos of Prince Harry in action.