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New Australian Prime Minister plans to abolish knighthoods, Prince William and Prince Harry help out with a DIY project, new official photos, update on royal christening and plans to exhume Russian Royal Family’s remains.

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Plans To Abolish Australian Knighthoods

New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is said to abolish Australian knights and dames, especially after Prince Philip became a recipient of the Knight of the Order of Australia (AK) earlier this year.

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

Queen Elizabeth II presents Prince Philip with the insignia of his Australian Knighthood with Australian High Commissioner, Alexander Downer, present.

Do you think abolishing these honours is a good idea? Have your say below.

BBC DIY SOS

We go behind the scenes as Prince William and Prince Harry lent a hand on BBC’s DIY SOS Project in Manchester this week.

 

New Official Photos

New official photo of Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle of Sweden.

HRH Crown Princess Victoria, HRH Prince Daniel and HRH Princess Estelle Photo Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court, Sweden

HRH Crown Princess Victoria, HRH Prince Daniel and HRH Princess Estelle Photo Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court, Sweden

The Danish Royal Court also released new official photos of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary.

Russian Royal Family News

Why does the Russian Orthodox Church want to exhume the Tsar and Tsarina’s remains for DNA testing? We have the details in this week’s show.

Photo shows members of the Romanovs, the last royal family of Russia including: seated (left to right) Marie, Queen Alexandra, Czar Nicholas II, Anastasia, Alexei (front), and standing (left to right), Olga and Tatiana. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010)

Photo shows members of the Romanovs, the last royal family of Russia: seated (left to right) Marie, Queen Alexandra, Tsar Nicholas II, Anastasia, Alexei (front), and standing (left to right), Olga and Tatiana. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010)