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Richard III documentary to air in Australia, news about Prince Harry, VJ Day commemorations in UK and Japan, a new stamp to celebrate Princess Charlotte’s birth and Queen Elizabeth II will become Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

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Richard III: The Burial of the King

This documentary hosted by Jon Snow will air on SBS One on Friday, 21 August, at 7.30 pm, which covers King Richard III’s reburial service in Leicester Cathedral in March 2015.

Missed seeing the program? Watch Richard III: The Burial of the King on SBS on Demand

Visit The Richard III Society of NSW for more information.

Australia Post Celebrates Princess Charlotte’s Birth

Australia Post releases a new commemorative 70c stamp, which will be available from 25 August. A must-have for stamp collectors.

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© Australian Postal Corporation 2015. This material has been reproduced with permission of Australia Post.

The Birth of A Princess Stamp is available by mail order on 1800 33-1794 (Australia) and online at auspost.com.au/stamps for a limited time.

VJ Day in London, 15 August

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh led Victory over Japan commemorations in London, despite a terrorist threat.

 

See the video The Duke of Edinburgh Remembers Tokyo in 1945.

The Duchess of Cornwall danced with Navy veteran Jim Booth in the College Gardens at Westminster Abbey on VJ Day.

 

Meanwhile, Princess Anne (pictured at Royal Ascot) celebrated her 65th birthday on 15 August.

 

Commemorations in Japan

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko remember those killed during World War II on 15 August 2015.

 

Long To Reign Over Us

Special photographic displays, including Cecil Beaton’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth (below), will be on show at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II overtaking Queen Victoria’s record as longest-reigning monarch.

Coronation Day, 2 June 1953. Photograph: Cecil Beaton. Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

Coronation Day, 2 June 1953. Photograph: Cecil Beaton. Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

Great news for royal memorabilia collectors. An official range of commemorative souvenirs has been released to celebrate the Queen becoming the longest-reigning monarch on 9 September 2015.

Commemorative plate from the official range of china, inspired by the design of the Coronation programme of 2 June 1953 Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.

Commemorative plate from the official range of china, inspired by the design of the Coronation programme of 2 June 1953
Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.

Visit the Royal Collection Trust’s website for more details, to book tickets or to visit their shop.